Oct 27, 2009 12:24 PM by Sarah Rosario

Lake Arthur Hit and Run

Family members of a man who police say was killed by a drunk driver are now planning a funeral. 28 year old Durry McZeal is now dead as the result of a hit and run. His fiance Lindsey Myers describes him as "full of life and full of fun. No matter how down you were, he would make you laugh in a second."

Mczeal and friends were at the Lake Arthur community center for a class reunion.
They were on their way to Mczeal's car, when an alleged drunk driver sped by. Family members say the car was driving 70mph with its headlights off. It hit McZeal so hard he flew out of clothing, leaving behind his socks, shoes and pants. His family has now placed a vigil, where he landed in Mczeal's honor.

That night authorities found and arrested 26 year old Kurt Dugas but family members say it's no justice to them. "I'm not at peace with it at all, I know him and now he took my cousin away and you know that hurts to bad," said Cousin Jonas Daniel. "I can't get the anger away, I'm so mad, its just not fair," said McZeal's Fiance.

The family plans to have a candle light service at 7pm on Thursday at Mczeal's vigil. Funeral arraignments are being made for Saturday at Antioch Missionary Baptist church in Lake Arthur. The viewing is at 10am and the funeral will start at 2pm.

Kurt Dugas is charged with DWI, hit and run and vehicular homicide. He is booked in the Jeff Davis Parish jail. His bond is set at 300-thousand dollars.

Sarah Rosario



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