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School Bus Wreck Near Lout Town - UPDATE


** Updated Information **

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 11 year-old boy and injuring several students.


This investigation is ongoing and more information will be released as it becomes available.
Earlier today at approximately 4:00 p.m. a two vehicle wreck occurred on FM 139 near Lout Town Grocery involving a white Truck and a Shelbvyille ISD School bus. According to Texas DPS Troopers Jones and Hallenbeck a truck being driven by Chase Vaughn hit the the Shelbyville School Bus being driven by Marla Denby and ejected one of the passengers from the school bus. The Shelby County Sheriff Office, Center Fire Department, Shelbyville Fire Department, and Texas DPS Troopers all responded to the scene, along with EMS. Those injured where transported to medical facilities. Williams Wrecker Service helped to clean up the area and hauled away the vehicles.





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