Man Charged With DUI Manslaughter Of 19-Year Old Pensacola Christian College Student

March 22, 2023

A 59-year old Pensacola man has been charged with striking and killing a 19-year old Pensacola Christian College student Tuesday afternoon.

Oscar Daniel Martin was charged with DUI manslaughter and booked into the Escambia County Jail without bond.

About 3:40 Tuesday afternoon, a pickup truck driven by Martin was eastbound when it “drifted” onto the Airport Boulevard sidewalk west of Memory Lane, according to Florida Highway Patrol. The pickup truck collided with a Pensacola Christian College student who was  cleaning up around a college facility, troopers said.

The 19-year old was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.


26 Responses to “Man Charged With DUI Manslaughter Of 19-Year Old Pensacola Christian College Student”

  1. J Hannasch on July 4th, 2023 12:08 am

    This old alacholoc per. Se’ is a 20 year veteran of the US Navy. HE HAS FOUGNT FOR YIUR COUNTRY. Please don’t judge till you know all demons. I have known this person since he was 15 amd a share cropers poor son. He woumd do anything for anyone. I feel again the VA has let another down. I ASSURE YOU THIS VET IS DYING FROM THIS AS HE IS A FATNER AND GRANDFAGNER. I pray there is help there for hk. Now amd this was not medical with a few beers. Ease p eye find out a facts before prosecuting. iT could be you…

  2. Gerald David lamb on March 26th, 2023 1:02 pm

    As a 74 year old, a 10 year driver of motor coaches dealing with people and alcohol ism i have learned that alcohol consumptions does only one thing. Alcohol consumption in any amount NEVER BUILDS YOU UP, IT ONLY TAKES YOU DOWN! And to the lowest levels!

  3. dave lamb on March 26th, 2023 12:52 pm

    this young man came from a missionary background to South America. He had recently started college at PCC. One of my son-in laws and and grand kjds have gone on mission trips to assist the boys father with some projects and many others are planning to go this summer.The young man came from a good background of service on the mission field. I would recommend contributions for family expenses.

  4. Sad! on March 24th, 2023 10:24 pm

    The young man is now with the Lord. Mr. Martin needs prayer for his salvation if he isn’t saved. God can and will forgive him for this. I can’t imagine sobering up and realize I killed someone. If he is a long time drinker he will be going through detox. Praying for him and his family. I’m sure they were always afraid this would happen. Definitely praying for the young man’s family also.

  5. Jeff Setzer on March 23rd, 2023 9:43 pm

    This is so tragic, and at my alma mater too. Alcoholic beverages should be ruled an illicit drug.

  6. TB on March 23rd, 2023 10:34 am

    I’m so tired of people driving under the influence and hurting or killing others.
    I hope this clown never sees the light of day again.
    Yeah, I believe in an eye for an eye in these cases, apparently that’s the only message that people would understand to “STOP THIS BEHAVIOR” you kill somebody you get the death penalty.
    Senseless loss of a young life because you didn’t care about anyone else but yourself.

  7. Robert on March 23rd, 2023 8:30 am

    I wish it was DUI murder…if you drink and drive and kill someone that’s murder to me.

  8. Seth on March 22nd, 2023 8:18 pm

    My prayers are for both men involved.

  9. Pensacolian on March 22nd, 2023 7:52 pm

    Reading these comments are tough. All it takes is one day to ruin your whole life and someone’s else life. This man is a hardworking, tender hearted individual, one I know personally. He has a family and would give anyone the shirt off his back. He also had a drinking problem, but honestly so does more than half of everyone who lives on the gulf coast. It’s so easy to demonize him until it’s your father, your brother, your uncle, your friend. My heart breaks for the 19 year old who was killed. This is a tragedy to say the least. I cannot imagine loosing someone I love this way. It’s tragic. I can nothing but pray..for the families, for their friends, one life is lost and one life is ruined. A sad day. If you have a drinking problem, tell someone, get help before it’s too late.

  10. Fateepat on March 22nd, 2023 7:38 pm

    As I was told year’s ago by a very smart man: we are born looking like our parents, but we pass away looking like the choices we made in our life.

  11. Skinny on March 22nd, 2023 7:29 pm

    Same person I saw someone try to say hello to in a sports bar. This guy got irritated that his name was mispronounced. I’m thinking it is so unfortunate that so many will come to know who he is now. Prayers go out to everyone involved in this tragedy.

  12. Bobby on March 22nd, 2023 6:55 pm

    It should be the death penalty but not until we make it the law and allow it to go into effect. And if you get caught driving under “any” influence, you should be charged with attempted murder. You’re sitting in the weapon and wielding it around carelessly.

  13. Beth on March 22nd, 2023 6:52 pm

    When will America get to the point of banning liquor again??? Its a murderer.

  14. FSU on March 22nd, 2023 4:13 pm

    I can’t imagine how the 19 year old parents felt when they received the call saying your Son has passed away. I feel so sad for the family.especially the Mom and Dad. He deserves everything he gets.

  15. ThePreachersWife on March 22nd, 2023 2:48 pm

    My heart goes out to the family of the young man as well as the family of the man who hit him. We also should not forget that boy’s roommates, friends, and classmates. There are a lot of hurting hearts there at the college.

  16. Jbone on March 22nd, 2023 2:34 pm

    This is probably not the first time for this guy. Unfortunately it cost an innocent person their life. I see people speeding all the time, even Law enforcement doesn’t follow the law.

  17. Focus on March 22nd, 2023 1:35 pm

    Your right WORRIED RESIDENT he looks really old. A bad career choice, to be a drunk aka alcoholic.

  18. Deb on March 22nd, 2023 12:55 pm

    The student’s parents are missionaries in Honduras. What horrible news to receive. Prayers for them, and for PCC. One man’s irresponsable drinking once again breaks multiple hearts, including his own and his family’s.

  19. Concerned on March 22nd, 2023 10:43 am

    Alcohol brings in revenue. The government wants the revenue. I would like to see it pulled from shelves. But what few places that are dry are trying to go wet. Yes it takes lives and makes people stupid!!

  20. Rasheed Jackson on March 22nd, 2023 9:57 am

    Ol’ Skinny;
    It is about the money. Prohibition lasted 13 years before the politicians were bought off. The reasons used were legitimate. Many saw it as a way to reduce the organizations that were formed to bring liquor into the country, as well as a way to stop those profiting form the manufacturing of if here in the states. These two activities created a massive crime wave that the government was spending millions on in an attempt to control. The government also saw it as a way to collect taxes on the sales of legalized liquor. So, stop spending money chasing organized crime and start collecting money from sales taxes.
    Some politicians are using these same arguments today, in an attempt to gain support for legalizing certain drugs. A battle they may never win, because they are being outspent by the drug cartel.
    Remember, It is always about the money!!!

  21. Bill on March 22nd, 2023 9:12 am

    No mercy he should spend the rest of his life in jail

  22. Swamp Gas on March 22nd, 2023 8:51 am

    Ol’ Skinny. Are you just assuming that his DUI was alcohol related?

  23. She She on March 22nd, 2023 8:50 am

    Agree 1000% with Ol’ Skinny!!!!

  24. Ol' Skinny on March 22nd, 2023 6:55 am

    Never have understood why buying pot, pills and all other types of drugs will get you arrested, but the alcohol still stocks the shelves and is sold by the millions of gallons annually. There is such a double standard in this country!

    Don’t get me wrong, I am not for ANY OF IT being legal. But how many lives have to be lost every years because everyone still wants to get a buzz?

    This is so sad is many different ways.

  25. WORRIED RESIDENT on March 22nd, 2023 2:20 am

    He looks every bit of 79 years old!!

  26. mnon on March 22nd, 2023 1:49 am

    So sad, prayers to the family of the college student.

    Keep the drunk in prison please,