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Marfa man hospitalized after vehicle accident last week

April 20th, 2017 under Top Stories


MARFA – A two-vehicle accident last Wednesday evening in a residential neighborhood in Marfa left one man hospitalized and another booked into the Presidio County Jail.

According to DPS Trooper Carla Rodriguez, who responded to the wreck, the incident occurred around 8pm.

A truck driven by Marfan Robert Zurr, she said, failed to yield while traveling east on Lincoln Street and was struck by a vehicle driven by Felicia Marie Irvin, who was traveling south on Neville Street.

Mario Valenzuela, also of Marfa and a passenger in Zurr’s vehicle, was injured at the scene after being ejected, the DPS said.

Valenzuela was airlifted to a Midland hospital, where his condition is currently listed as stable, according to Rodriguez.

Irvin, also of Marfa, was driving with her three children, ages 11 months to 9 years, and all were unharmed, the highway patrolwoman said.

According to Rodriguez, the truck was struck on the driver’s side, sending it nearly one full block from the site of the accident.

Zurr was arrested at the scene on a charge of intoxication assault.

According to Presidio County Justice of the Peace David Beebe, Zurr was released on April 13 on a $2,000 bond under conditions he outfit his vehicle with an ignition interlock device, which measures blood alcohol content before he can start the vehicle, abstain from drinking, and attend an alcohol awareness program.

Should Zurr violate the conditions, he would forfeit the bond and be held at the Presidio County Jail until he appears before 394th District Judge Roy Ferguson.

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