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Georgetown Man Charged With Vehicular Homicide

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GEORGETOWN, Del.- Delaware State Police charged a 21-year-old Georgetown man with vehicular homicide and related charges in connection with the death of a 19-year-old man from a car crash that occurred early Sunday morning.

Troopers said Victor Hugo-Martinez was following close behind a Volkswagen traveling eastbound on County Seat Highway. They say Hugo-Martinez passed the Volkswagen twice at a high rate of speed and then slammed on the brakes, causing the 19-year-old female driver of the Volkswagen to swerve and brake in order to avoid hitting Hugo-Martinez's Honda Civic.

Police say the driver of the Volkswagen attempted to turn left onto Asbury Road in order to avoid the reckless driving of Hugo-Martinez. Authorities say the Honda attempted again to pass the Volkswagen but struck the back of the car.

Police say both cars spun off the road, the Honda's passenger side hitting a utility pole with such force that the Honda was nearly sheared into two pieces.

Police said 19-year-old Jesus A. Diaz  of Georgetown, who was the front seat passenger in the Honda, was not properly restrained and suffered multiple traumatic injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said the passenger in the back of the Honda was not properly restrained and taken to Nanticoke Hospital where he was treated and released with minor injuries.

Troopers said the driver of the Volkswagen was properly restrained and taken to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where she also was treated and released with multiple injuries. They say the passenger of the Volkswagen was properly restrained and taken to Nanticoke Memorial where he was treated and released with minor injuries.

Police say Hugo-Martinez was not properly restrained and was taken to Nanticoke Memorial where he was treated for minor injuries before being released to the custody of troopers.

Police say after further investigation it was determined that Hugo-Martinez was driving under the influence of alcohol and charged with vehicular homicide.

Officials say Hugo-Martinez is being committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $16,500 cash bond.

According to police, the investigation into the incident also revealed that Hugo-Martinez was the former boyfriend of the driver of the Volkswagen and he had seen her with another man at a dance party. Police said Hugo-Martinez followed his ex-girlfriend from the party.

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