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Witness sought in October rollover crash in Nipomo

The District Attorney’s Office is seeking information on a rollover accident that critically injured a 10-year-old boy last month.

John Martinez Jr., 58, of Guadalupe, was allegedly driving along Thompson Road near Nipomo on Oct. 19 around 5:02 p.m. when the accident occurred. After the dark green 1995 Toyota Avalon crashed, all four occupants were injured. The 10-year-old was thrown from the vehicle, according to a press release from the District Attorney’s Office.

Prosecutors believe someone might have stopped to assist but did not remain at the scene.

Anyone who witnessed the accident or stopped to help is asked to call investigator Neil Clayton at 781-5877.

Martinez has been charged with eight offenses, including driving under the influence, child abuse, and assault likely to produce great bodily injury. His preliminary hearing is set for Dec. 16.

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