Fatal Accident Case Goes to Grand Jury

The case of a fatal accident involving a Salvation Army shuttle bus and a pick-up truck late last month in Lufkin will go to an Angelina County grand jury.

The accident happened on May 28th at the intersection of Loop 287 and Sayers Street in Lufkin. Richard Burke, 78, of Wells died a short time after taken to the hospital.

Burke was driving his truck when the bus, driven by Wilma Williams, crossed the intersection and the two vehicles collided. Lt. David Young with the Lufkin police department says depending on the grand jury's decision, punishment could be as little as a ticket, or as much as a felony charge.