Boy killed in rollover near Marfa


PRESIDIO COUNTY, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – A 10-year-old boy was killed following a rollover in Presidio County, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Troopers were called to the crash around 5:48 a.m. Thursday on Highway 67, about six miles east of Marfa.

While investigating, troopers learned the driver of a Ford Explorer was headed east on Highway 67 but swerved to avoid deer in the roadway and rolled, according to the report.

Officials say a 10-year-old passenger in the Explorer, Zechariah Dodson was killed in the crash.

The driver, William Lee Dodson was taken to Big Bend Regional Medical Center with non-incapacitating injuries.

The Alpine ISD family is saddened to hear of the passing of Marfa’s Zechariah Dodson. To show our support, we would like to encourage our students, teachers and staff, and the community of Alpine, to wear purple on Monday. The AHS Student Council is working on an additional memorial. We will keep you posted. Monetary donations are being accepted at….

We 💜 the Shorthorns.

– Alpine ISD

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