Adriana Martínez and her daughter die after being hit by a drunk driver

A tragedy has stained a road in Florida with blood. Authorities confirmed that Adriana Martínez and her daughter Heidy died in a road acc...

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  • A tragedy has stained a road in Florida with blood.
  • Authorities confirmed that Adriana Martínez and her daughter Heidy died in a road accident.
  • A drunk driver crashed into the vehicle where Adriana Martínez and her daughter were traveling.

What was supposed to be a happy family dinner ended in tragedy. A woman identified as Adriana Martínez and her daughter were going to meet with relatives to celebrate Thanksgiving when a drunk driver collided with their vehicle killing both of them.

The EFE news agency reported that members of a Hispanic family traveling from Florida to North Carolina for the Thanksgiving holiday suffered a fatal accident when the van they were traveling in was hit by a truck driven by a drunk driver.

The tragic accident of Adriana Martínez and her daughter Heidy

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Photo: GoFundMe

Adriana Martínez and her daughter Heidy died as a result of the accident, which occurred on Wednesday, November 24. Four other family members who were in the same van were injured, including a 10-month-old baby who suffered bruises on his face, according to the EFE report. Two of the injured were admitted to a hospital in serious condition, according to local media.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of a pickup truck identified as Logan Wier, 32, of Boca Raton, was arrested shortly after the fatal accident occurred, in which both vehicles ended up on the side of the highway.

Adriana Martínez, her daughter and other relatives were going to pay a surprise visit for Thanksgiving

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The tragic accident occurred near Ocala, in central Florida, while the Hispanic family was traveling on Highway 441 towards North Carolina. They were going to surprise some relatives who had just moved there, said the aforementioned news agency.

Quoting the Florida Highway Patrol, Click Orlando said the van was traveling north on Highway 441 near Ocala when a van driven by Logan Wier crashed into its rear. Both vehicles immediately swerved off the road.

All the victims who were in the van have been identified

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Click Orlando stated that several relatives said that the people who were in the van were members of the Martínez family and identified them as spoused Adriana and Rolando, their eldest daughter Heidy, their eldest son Xavier, his wife Erica and their little daughter Ellie, just 10 months old. They were all heading to North Carolina to spend Thanksgiving with a cousin.

“Enjoy your family. Enjoy what you have. Life ends in the blink of an eye,”said Gleny Andrade, the victims’ cousin, according to Click Orlando. Adriana Martínez was described as a fun and forgiving person. Heidy was remembered as soft-spoken and kind.

Relatives raise funds for the funeral of Adriana Martínez and her daughter

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Photo: GoFundMe

“My daughter loved her very much, both of them. And I can’t imagine they are no longer around,” said her daughter-in-law Lucy Martínez. For her part, Andrade said that the other members of the family suffered injuries, including lacerations to the head and ankle and injuries to their hands. Baby Ellie has fractures to her face.

A relative created a GoFundMe campaign to help pay for the funeral of Adriana Martínez and her daughter and to cover the medical expenses of the rest of the injured family members. As of Sunday, November 28, the fundraising goal of $50,000 had already been exceeded at $53,000.

Brenda Guadalupe wanted to fool Walmart employees and ended up in jail

Perhaps she didn’t think through what she was doing or the consequences she would face. A woman identified as Brenda Guadalupe Tovar tried to fool the employees at a Walmart store in Texas, but the ‘trick’ she wanted to play ended up putting her behind bars, police authorities reported.

Local newspaper, the Laredo Morning Times reported on Tuesday, November 23, that Brenda Guadalupe Tovar, 36, ended up in jail for allegedly replacing price tags on cosmetics with fake tags showing cheaper prices.

Brenda Guadalupe’s bad move at Walmart

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Brenda Guadalupe was arrested and charged with removing the price tags. According to the aforementioned newspaper, officers from the Laredo Police Department responded to a report at 3.53 in the afternoon on Saturday at the Walmart Supercenter located in the 2600 block of Northeast Bob Bullock Loop.

Loss prevention staff at that Walmart store told law enforcement that a woman, later identified as Brenda Guadalupe, was trying to pay for cosmetics using fake price tags. They had prices that did not correspond to the items that she wanted to take.

Bond set for Brenda Guadalupe

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Authorities said Brenda Guadalupe removed 50-cent labels from some products and placed them on cosmetic items she was going to buy. The total value of the cosmetics was $192.12, police said when reporting the arrest of the woman for the incident at Walmart.

KGNS TV and Kiro 7 also reported the arrest of Brenda Guadalupe for the scam she tried at a Walmart in Texas to buy cosmetics. In addition, they indicated that the authorities set her bail at $3,000.

Brenda Guadalupe isn’t only one who’s been arrested for crimes at Walmart

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In an isolated event, that occurred a few months ago, two women were charged for the theft of many items in several Walmart stores across the United States. The amount stolen exceeded $100,000, authorities indicated at the end of June.

Fox 10 Phoenix noted that two women were arrested after authorities said they spent months stealing more than $100,000 worth of merchandise from Walmart stores in several western states, including Arizona.

Theft at Walmart stores

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The suspects were identified as Mary Garcia, 47, and Melinda Rodriguez, 38, who were arrested on June 17 and later faced multiple charges of organized retail theft, according to the Mesa Police Department.

An investigation into the reported thefts began in March this year when Walmart’s loss prevention team noticed a, “series of suspicious transactions,” involving a scanning app at the store, Fox 10 Phoenix explained. For more information read this article.

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