Stab wound might have caused death

Published 12:00 am Monday, January 14, 2008


Authorities are investigating the death of a Selma man believed to have been stabbed and who crashed his car into a warehouse, sending a female passenger to a Montgomery hospital.

Eddie Marzette, 49, of 1015 Marshall St., was pronounced dead early Saturday morning at the scene of an accident on Maxey Street.

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Marzette was the driver of a 2003 Ford Focus that jumped the railroad tracks at Water Avenue and came to rest off Maxey Street.

The vehicle plowed into a steel guardrail in the warehouse district between Water and Alabama avenues. Authorities did not know if Marzette was killed as a result of the collision.

Dallas County coroner Alan Dailey pronounced Marzette dead at the scene. Lewis Brothers Funeral Home transported him.

Glenda Jackson, age and address unknown, was injured in the wreck.

Officers answered a fight call at D Night Spot on Maxey Street prior to the wreck, but complainant told police they did not wish to file a report. Authorities said they did not know if the call and Marzette’s crash was coincidental.

Neely said preliminary investigations indicate Marzette may have been wounded prior to the crash.

The vehicle was apparently headed north on Maxey Street when the accident occurred.