TRINITY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Dozens of law enforcement officers attended the funeral for 7-year-old Journey Magness.
Offices from the Groveton and Trinity police departments, deputies from the Trinity County Sheriff's Office, Trinity County constables, San Jacinto County Sheriff's Office deputies, San Jacinto County constables, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game wardens, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, and Trinity Volunteer Fire Department firefighters attended the funeral. Then they took part in a procession in Journey's honor and lined State Highway 94.
The Nacogdoches County Honor Guard stood post beside her casket.
Officers and deputies from Angelina, Houston, Polk, San Jacinto, and Walker counties patrolled the county so that Trinity County law enforcement could attend the funeral, and San Jacinto County Sheriff's Office personnel took care of dispatch.
Journey, the daughter of Trinity County Sheriff's Office Deputy David Magness, died in a two-vehicle wreck involving a Trinity ISD van on Dec. 1.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, five children from the van were taken to a Trinity hospital by ambulance. Three other children in the van, as well as the driver, were taken by private vehicle to the ambulance for precautionary measures. Three of the injured children were treated and released.
Three children from the other vehicle were also taken to a Trinity hospital, two by ambulance and one by private vehicle.
Chandra Wheeler, 55, of Trinity, was driving a 2015 Chevy Trinity ISD van eastbound on FM 1893 at 7:26 a.m., loaded with several children and had stopped to pick up a child when it was struck from behind by a 2008 Ford pickup, driven by Micah Brock, 17, of Trinity.
The truck crashed into a fence, a DPS official said. Brock was not injured in the wreck.
Trinity County Sheriff Woody Wallace said Brock told DPS troopers she was blinded by the sunlight before she hit the van.