Lincoln Police Make Arrest in Fatal Hit & Run | N. 37th & Cornhusker

Published on May 16, 2024

The Lincoln Police Department (LPD) made an arrest tonight in the fatal hit-and-run crash that killed a Lincoln man on Tuesday evening. 22-year-old Cindy Martinez of Lincoln turned herself into the Lancaster County Jail and was arrested for Leaving the Scene of an Injury or Death Accident, a Class 3 Felony.

On May 14, 2024, at approximately 8:23 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of N. 37th Street and Cornhusker Highway for a person lying unconscious in the street. A passerby found the man, later identified as 22-year-old Alejandro Murillo, and called dispatch. Emergency personnel arrived on the scene and performed life-saving measures. Murillo was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased a short time later. 

LPD investigators have interviewed people with knowledge of the incident and reviewed evidence. The investigation determined Murillo was struck by a vehicle being driven by Martinez, the mother of his child, and her subsequent actions behind the wheel led to his death.

The investigation is ongoing. Those with information can call our non-emergency number at 402-441-6000 or if you would like to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 402-475-3600.


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