AWOL Soldier Rolls off West Texas Highway While Driving

A 19-year-old soldier wanted for being AWOL from the Army was sent to a hospital after a rollover crash in West Texas Sunday evening.

Nicholas Martarano was allegedly speeding at about 5 p.m. while traveling east on Interstate 10. Texas Department of Public Safety officials said the SUV he was driving veered off the road and rolled multiple times near Fabens.

Martarano was ejected from the vehicle and taken to a medical center, where he was listed as stable.

Officials found out that Martarano was AWOL from the Army out of Fort Gordon, Georgia, and had a warrant out for his arrest.

Officials said they expect to charge him with driving while intoxicated.

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