Happy Mardis-Martinez Injured in Accident at US 75 in Plano, TX

May 11, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Happy Mardis-Martinez
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

U.S. 75, Plano, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Commercial Truck, Kia Optima, Chrysler Aspen
US 75
Injuries Sustained

Serious injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Commercial truck collided with a Kia Optima which struck a Chrysler Aspen as a result of the impact

What Happened

Texas Department of Public Safety officials are investigating a crash that injured a driver at US 75 in Plano, TX on May 11th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 7:52 a.m. According to investigators, a commercial truck operated by a 51-year-old Lucas, TX man was approaching vehicles ahead slowing for traffic. They allege the vehicle failed to control its speed, possibly due to driver inattention, and collided with the rear of a stopped Kia Optima. The impact pushed the Kia in the Chrysler Aspen stopped in front of it. The driver of the Kia, identified as 46-year-old Happy Mardis-Martinez, had injuries police believed to be serious in nature. The occupants of the other vehicles were reportedly uninjured and the Lucas man was cited for Failure to Control Speed.

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