Rafael Martinez of Waller Killed in FM 1488 DWI Collision [Magnolia, TX]

Rafael Martinez of Waller Killed in FM 1488 DWI Collision [Magnolia, TX]

Daniel Hathaway Faces Charges in Magnolia Fatal Collision

Magnolia, TX (March 4, 2023) – On Thursday, a 26-year-old truck driver, Rafael Martinez of Waller, sustained fatal injuries following an FM 1488 DWI collision.

The traffic incident happened at about 6:30 p.m. in the area of Community Road.

According to the investigating officers, a Honda SUV driver traveling on Community Road ran a stop sign and caused a collision between an Infiniti SUV and a GMC truck on FM 1488.

Unfortunately, Martinez, the truck driver, died in the collision. 

Moreover, the paramedics transported the Infiniti’s driver to a hospital to be treated.

Texas DPS identified the person who died as 26-year-old Rafael Martinez Valladares of Waller.

Officers believe that 38-year-old Daniel Hathaway, the Honda driver, was at fault. They took him into custody on suspicion of DWI. Hathaway is charged with intoxication manslaughter with a vehicle. Reports say he was not hurt in the Magnolia fatal collision.


Our team of legal experts here at Sweet Lawyers would like to send our condolences to the family of Rafael Martinez. Our hearts are with you through these trying times.


Speak With Our Lawyers in Case of Traffic Accidents

Did you know that a person is injured in a Texas motor vehicle accident every 2 minutes? According to Texas Department of Transportation, they receive road accident report very 57 seconds. Between 2020 and 2021, there was a 4.17% increase in accident-related deaths on Texas roadways.

Indeed, traffic safety is no laughing matter. The dangers of driving continue to rise, yet the public is forced to put their lives at stake on the road each day.

To the bereaved of Rafael Martinez, reach out to us.

Call us at (800) 674 7852 if you lost a loved one in an incident similar to the Magnolia fatal collision. We at Sweet Lawyers would be very glad to discuss with you possible ways how we can help you with your legal case.

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