The Maverick County Sheriff Department responded to an emergency call in the area of Eidson Road and Memo Robinson on Sunday April 9, 2018. Upon arrival deputies encountered a 2005 blue Dodge Dakota with Texas license plates plates that had suffered a motor vehicle accident and had extensive damaget its front area.
Inside the vehicle they found a male individual that was later identified as 61 year old Gerardo Zuniga.
Mr. Zuniga had multiple injuries and was transferred to the Fort Duncan regional medical center emergency room for treatment.
Unfortunately Mr. Zuniga succumbed to the injuries he sustained during the motor vehicle accident.
Emergency Room personnel notified law enforcement officials that there was a high level of alcohol in his blood test.
Preliminary investigations state that Zuniga was traveling northbound veered off the road and hit a tree and a fence.
The Texas Department of Public Safety arrived at the scene and took over the investigation.