Livermore Woman Who Died After Being Ejected From Car Had High Blood Alcohol Content

A woman killed in a car accident in unincorporated Humboldt County had a blood alcohol content of 0.36, according to reports.

A Livermore woman killed after she was ejected from an overturned car had a blood alcohol content of 0.36 — more than four times the legal limit of 0.08, according to a report by the Eureka Times-Standard newspaper.

The Jan. 27 accident occurred in unincorporated Humboldt County.

More details from the article:

Olyvia Martinez, 28, was driving toward Petrolia on Mattole Road west of North Fork Road at about 40 mph when she drove to the right of the roadway, according to CHP. The car overturned, and Martinez was ejected from the car. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Martinez was not wearing a seatbelt. Her passenger, Tyler Elder, 24, of Eureka, was wearing his seatbelt, and he sustained minor cuts and bruises.

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Carly February 24, 2012 at 04:49 PM
thanks god she didnt kill anyone else.
Michael D. Brown February 24, 2012 at 10:40 PM
From what I've heard this was a very nice person, I didn't know her maybe met once or twice but a lot of my friends were very close with her, and the moral's here are obvious don't drink and drive and were your seat belt, I hope people will show a little respect and not jump on here and start talking crap as usual with dui accidents, and to you @Patch why is it anyone's business what her blood alcohol content was, it's pretty unlikely she would of hit anyone else, I've spent a lot of time in humboldt and that area is pretty remote and in the middle of nowhere. Doesn't make it right this should be a wake up call to my friends and peers, that this is where drinking and driving gets you, I'm tired of losing friends to drunk driving accident's people need to wake up and realize what they are doing, and for what? I'm 25 and have already had to put to many friends in the ground, I don't wanna lose anymore
Kristofer Noceda (Editor) February 25, 2012 at 12:33 AM
Standard follow-up to the previous article we posted in January. The article at the time said officials suspected possible DUI.
David February 25, 2012 at 03:24 AM
Michael, I like you comment, I knew her as a softball player and she was nice. It is way sad she died. She would be the first to say she is glad she didn't hurt or kill anybody else ( the passenger knew what he was getting into) I hope that anybody that drives would learn something from this but that never happens it seems. It took a DUI for myself 30 years ago that ended in a wreak and 33 days in the hospital and the rest of my life in pain to learn that lesson. It is a dumb way to learn !!! I too was glad I didnt hurt anybody but myself. Everyone do yourself and everybody else a favor and get a sober person behind the wheel.
BKW February 25, 2012 at 04:21 AM
Michael, as sad as this siutation is, Patch is just doing their job and reporting. If she had nothing in her system they would report that, too. There is no judgement in the article, just the facts of the case. I pray for her family. It's never easy to lose a loved one suddenly, no matter what the circumstances are.
Amanda February 25, 2012 at 08:42 AM
Thank you Michael! I couldn't have said it better myself. I first met Olyvia during our Elementary days, even then she had a huge loving & caring heart. As we grew older, her heart of gold grew bigger & bigger. Everyone makes choices in their life that will have either a positive or negative outcome, that's life & what makes us human. When I saw this article earlier I was afraid people who didn't know Olyvia would get the wrong impression & trash talk her, when in reality Olyvia was such a kind, sweet, caring & loving person who made an impression in the lives of every single person who's path crossed hers. I saw her a few years after graduation and that conversation we had was one I'll remember forever and hold dearly in my heart. Everyone lucky enough to have her be a part of their life knew they've been blessed with a priceless gift from Heaven above. So for anyone wanting to leave a nasty comment please remember this..She made a choice that day with the price unfortunately being her life. She wasn't perfect nor are you. So before you judge someone you don't know, put yourself in their family & friends shoes. How would you feel if you saw a nasty comment about a loved one? It's hard enough accepting the fact of loosing her, & to see hurtful words only makes the pain that much greater. RIP Olyvia..You're missed every single day, but will live on in our hearts forever! <3
Amanda February 25, 2012 at 07:10 PM
First of all it's people like you who I was referring to at the end of my previous comment. Secondly, did you NOT read my comment carefully? Never once did I try & justify her choice that night. Like I said she made a choice that unfortunately took her life, I never said she was perfect. But with reading your reply you act like you are, well you're NOT! No one is perfect & we all make mistakes, myself included. I was basically saying HAVE SOME RESPECT FOR US WHO ARE GRIEVING AND DON'T LEAVE COMMENTS LIKE YOU DID! Don't bother replying back either, I don't feel like wasting time fighting with a narrow minded person.
Katniss Everdeen February 25, 2012 at 08:00 PM
Whether you knew her or not, you have NO right to say that Olyvia deserved to be killed. Yes, she made a poor decision, but if it was your sister who was in the accident, would you say she deserved to die? I don't think so. Try not to be so single-minded and think before you open your mouth.
::thumbs up:: February 26, 2012 at 01:06 AM
That is my point of view. As a veteran of two wars, I have earned the right to free speech. I have seen death and I have caused death in my more than 20 years of service. So does this death matter to me? No, only the actions that lead up to it that may have harmed my family matters. She chose to take her life. She chose to hurt those around her. She chose to make me angrier about those who drive impaired. You call me names. You judge me. You say I have no right. Look who's being narrow minded and judgmental. Google Bucky Lake. I witnessed it. Sorry you lost a friend, not sorry about the death.
::thumbs up:: February 26, 2012 at 01:12 AM
Joe February 26, 2012 at 02:16 AM
Right on mike. I know believe me.
Diane Lima February 28, 2012 at 07:49 PM
My family and I have know her since she was 5yrs old. We attended her celebration of live along with over 1000 other people. Please don'[t make the mistake Olivia made it just distroys the family and friends to loose someone like her.
A friend March 11, 2012 at 03:58 AM
To thumbs up. It is not ok to drink and drive, I understand that you feel that way but please have some compassion and respect for her friends and family.


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