ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (July 27, 2011) – The father accused of crashing his SUV while drunk on I-65, killing his two year old daughter was in court Monday.
Arturo Martinez Rodriguez, 22, listened to the charges against him through an interpreter. WAVE 3 has learned that Rodriguez is in the U.S. illegally and he’s being investigated by federal agents.
Rodriguez is charged with murder, DUI, driving without a license, failing to maintain insurance, and failing use a child safety seat. On Friday, police say Martinez lost control of his SUV near the Glendale exit on Interstate 65, crossed the median and flipped.
His two-year-old daughter, Sidolena Martinez was thrown from the vehicle and killed. The little girl’s mother, Silena Smith was also in the SUV and has been treated and released from the hospital. ….MORE