Thursday Jan 28 2010
Second passenger dies from November fatal crash
By: Jenifer Gee Journal Staff Writer
Driver remains behind bars on DUI, manslaughter charges
A second passenger in a fatal Roseville wreck died this week. David Espinoza, 27, of Sacramento, reportedly died Tuesday after he suffered major injuries in a November car accident that killed his 65-year-old Sacramento father, Manual Espinoza, according to Officer David Martinez, California Highway Patrol spokesman. Martinez said David Espinoza is believed to have died due to injuries he received after Julian Manuel Martinez, 40, of Roseville, hit the green Ford Windstar van the Espinoza family was riding in at 1:15 a.m. Nov. 1 westbound on Baseline Road near Fiddyment Road in Roseville. David Espinoza was sitting behind his father, who was driving the van, when the 1998 gold Cadillac sedan Julian Martinez was driving drifted into the opposite lane and into the family’s path. David Espinoza’s mother, Enedina Espinoza, 61, of Sacramento, was in the right-front passenger seat and was treated for minor injures at the time. Julian Martinez was treated for minor injuries and later booked into Placer County Jail on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, gross vehicular manslaughter and driving with a suspended license. On Thursday, Art Campos, Placer County District Attorney’s Office spokesman, said the office was waiting to receive reports regarding David Espinoza’s death to determine whether or not they file additional charges against Julian Martinez. Julian Martinez remained in custody as of Thursday held on $262,500 bail. He is scheduled to appear in court at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 22 in Dept. 33 at the Bill Santucci Justice Center in Roseville. Jenifer Gee can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.