Woodland Man Sentenced to Six Years for Manslaughter, Hit-and-Run

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GavelCourtWOODLAND –

A 19-year-old was sentenced to six years in state prison for manslaughter and hit-and-run.

On Aug. 5, Ivan Martinez, of Woodland, was driving down Main Street near Walnut Street around 1:30 a.m. at a speed of 75 miles per hour in a 25 mph zone. Martinez jumped the sidewalk and hit Douglas Gatie, who was walking on the sidewalk.

The collision resulted in Gatie’s death, as well as heavy damage to Martinez’s car. Regardless, Martinez did not stop or slow down, and instead continued to hit other objects on the sidewalk before going back on the road.

Witnesses said Martinez ran several red lights.

About an hour later, police officers found Martinez passed out in his car near First Street and Laurel Street. A blood sample from Martinez contained 0.18% alcohol.

Martinez was initially charged with gross vehicular manslaughter, fleeing the scene of a collision after committing vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence, causing bodily injury and driving without a license.

Ruben Dominguez filed this report.

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