1 dies after major bus crash in Deep East Texas

SHELBY COUNTY, Texas (KETK) - Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers are investigating 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. 

A staging area for a medical helicopter has been set up at Ephesus Baptist Church on FM 139, according to a TxDOT spokesperson.

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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