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Update: Police identify victim from fatal ATV accident

MERCEDES, TX – According to Fox South Texas, authorities have released additional information concerning the fatal ATV crash that took the life of a teen Sunday.

Jennitsa Marisa Zarate, 14, was driving a Polaris Ranger XP at high speeds on Dawnson Rd when she lost control of the vehicle near Mile 9 Rd. The ATV rolled over and landed on Zarate.

First responders pronounced Zarate dead at the scene of the crash around 11:20 a.m. They also transported Zarate’s two female teen passengers to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The current condition of Zarate’s passengers is unclear at this time.

Have you or a loved one been injured in a traffic accident caused by another driver while riding an ATV in the Mercedes area? If so, Herrman and Herrman’s McAllen ATV accident attorneys might be able to secure you compensation for your injuries. Schedule a consultation with us online or by phone at 956.630.9797.

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