Brownwood teen killed in tire blowout crash

MITCHELL COUNTY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - A Brownwood teen was killed and three others were injured in a crash caused by a tire blowout on I-20 in Mitchell County Sunday night.

Belen Martinez, 14, was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash on the interstate about two miles west of Colorado City just before 8:00 p.m., according to a press release from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The press release states Martinez was a passenger in a mini-van that suffered a blowout while traveling east down I-20, causing the van to skid, slide into a ditch, then rollover several times. 

Two adults and five children total were inside the van when it rolled. One adult and one child are recovering from serious injuries, and another child was treated for minor injuries. 

Martinez was not wearing a seatbelt when the fatal crash occurred, according to the press release. 

The investigation into this incident is still ongoing. BigCountryHomepage will provide more information as it becomes available. 


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