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, TX. 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.
(please note the corrected age)
LUFKIN – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers are investigating
this evening 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 13 year-old boy and injuring several students.
This investigation is ongoing and more information will be released as it becomes