Ex-Granbury football player violates probation, sentenced to prison for traffic death

05/28/2014 2:00 PM

05/28/2014 2:01 PM

A 21-year-old Granbury man who violated his probation has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the 2012 traffic death of his friend in a car wreck.

State District Judge Ralph Walton sentenced Marcus Click at a hearing Tuesday in Granbury. Click was also fined $10,000.

A year ago, a Hood County jury convicted Click of intoxication manslaughter, gave him a 10-year probation sentence and fined him $10,000 in the death of Luke Urbanovsky, 19.

A motion to revoke Click’s probation was filed after he tested positive for alcohol, Hood County District Attorney Rob Christian said Wednesday.

“He later admitted to having alcohol,” Christian said.

Click was taken into custody a few weeks ago on a probation violation warrant, authorities said.

Click was driving his 2009 Hyundai when his passenger, Urbanovsky, was killed in the wreck after a party June 16, 2012, Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds has said. The two had been teammates on the Granbury High School football team.

Click was seriously injured in the wreck. He surrendered to deputies a few days later and was released on $30,000 bail, Deeds has said.

Urbanovsky was a 2011 graduate of Granbury High and had just completed his first year at Texas A&M University. Granbury High’s website lists Urbanovsky’s achievements as Academic All-State Football (first team), Distinguished Achievement Scholar, National Honor Society, Optimist Young Texan and UIL Scholar. Click received an award for Distinguished Achievement Scholar.

Click was speeding and failed to make a curve. His car hit a tree in the 9600 block of Ravenswood Road about a mile from the party in Pecan Plantation, authorities said.

Investigators found that Click and Urbanovsky had just left what authorities called an “underage alcohol party.” The Hood County News reported that five 19-year-olds, one 18-year-old and a 21-year-old were at the house when officers arrived after the wreck. Two were taken to a hospital for possible alcohol poisoning.

Officers found a large amount of alcohol, and it appeared that steps had been taken to prevent detection of the drinking, according to the newspaper report.

One person was charged with furnishing alcohol to a minor and she received probation, County Attorney Lori Kaspar said Wednesday. Several other young people were issued citations for consuming alcohol as minors.

This report includes material from the Star-Telegram archives.

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