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Woodland man sentenced to prison for hit-and-run death

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 - 9:02 pm

A 19-year-old Woodland man has been sentenced to six years in prison for manslaughter in the Aug. 5 hit-and-run death of 53-year-old Douglas Gatie.

Gatie was walking on the sidewalk in front of 304 Main St. in Woodland just before 1:30 a.m. when he was struck by a vehicle driven at a high rate of speed by Ivan Martinez, according to a Yolo County District Attorney’s Office news release. Martinez was traveling 75 mph in a 25 mph zone when his vehicle jumped the curb.

Martinez did not stop or slow down after striking Gatie, and continued to hit objects on the sidewalk before returning to the roadway, authorities said.

Witnesses said Martinez ran multiple red lights as he continued down Main Street.

About an hour later, police officers found Martinez passed out in his parked vehicle in the area of First and Laurel streets. They said the vehicle had sustained heavy damage.

A subsequent blood test showed Martinez’s blood contained 0.18 percent alcohol, authorities said.


Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.

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