Man killed after jumping from falling van identified

Police identify man involved in deadly crash


Police have released the name of the man involved in a deadly accident in which a van barreled down an embankment off Loop 1604 on Monday. 

The passenger who jumped out of that van and fell to the lower level has been identified as 29-year-old Joe Martin Salazar. 

Police say Salazar was riding in the van with 31-year-old Vidal Martinez when the vehicle blew a tire on 1604 near O'Connor.

Martinez lost control and as the van careened down the embankment, Salazar jumped out.

Martinez  was not hurt but he was arrested and charged for traffic violations.

No criminal charges are expected.


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