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DPS works crash with young child fatality


As a result of the crash involving the Shelbyville ISD school bus, Victor Lee, 13, of Shelbyville, was pronounced deceased yesterday at a Nacogdoches Hospital.

The driver of the 1997 Dodge truck has been identified as Courtland Vaughn, 20, from Shelbyville. Vaughn was not reportedly injured as a result of the crash.

Marla Denby, 53, of Shelbyville was identified as the driver of the school bus and was treated at a local hospital for her injuries. Several other students involved in the crash were transported to area hospitals.

This investigation remains ongoing.


LUFKIN, May 16, 2017--Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers were investigating on the evening of May 15 a fatal two-vehicle school bus crash on FM 139 at County Route 2552.

At approximately 4 p.m., a Shelbyville Independent School District bus was turning right from FM 139 onto CR 2552 to travel south when it was struck from behind by a 1997 Dodge pickup. The collision caused the school bus to turnover, resulting in the death of an 11 year-old boy and injuring several students.

This investigation is ongoing and more information will be released as it becomes available.

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