BELL COUNTY, TexasKWTX)- Martin Armando Landin-Ariza, 21, of Indianapolis, Indiana, died in a car rollover Sunday morning in Bell County.
The Texas Department of Public Safety said the derailment occurred around 2:20 a.m. Jan. 22 near mile marker 299 on Interstate 14 and SH 121.
Landin-Ariza was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Suburban westbound on IH-14 when, according to DPS, he was unable to clear one lane and left the north side of the roadway.
“The Chevrolet drove onto the grass, rolled over several times and caught fire,” the traffic police said.
Investigators said Landin-Ariza was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown out of the car.
Magistrate Keith Reid pronounced him dead at the scene.
“The Texas DPS would like to remind motorists to always wear a seat belt,” the DPS said. “Not wearing a seat belt greatly increases the risk of serious injury or death in the event of an accident.”
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