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Edgardo Martinez, Victim of Hit-and-Run Accident

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A local gay man, Edgardo Martinez, was fatally wounded on January 18, 2011, after suffering injuries when hit by a car and thrown into the side of a Metro train near the Reliant Center at about 5:45 a.m. that morning. The accident was a hit and run, and the driver fled the scene. Edgardo died on January 20 at Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Someone may know the location of a car with recent front-end damage and possibly the identity of the driver. Anyone with information about this case may contact the Houston Police Department at 713.884.3131.

Edgardo was a member of Bethel Church UCC, one of the open-and-affirming congregations in our community (and a partner with the Center on our monthly Center Seniors & Friends Potluck). Bethel will hold a celebration of Egardo’s life on Thursday, January 27, at 6 p.m. Bethel Church UCC is located at 1107 Shepherd at Center. The phone number of the church is 713.861.6670.

Edgardo also participated in twelve-step meetings at the Lambda Center.

Below is a link to the brief news item that appeared in the Houston Chronicle:

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7386447.html

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