Louisiana Man Acquitted In Deadly Texas Bus Crash

VICTORIA (August 22, 2013)—Larry Phillip Marceaux of Vinton, La., has been acquitted in the death of a bus passenger in crash in 2011 in South Texas that left 21 other riders hurt.

A jury in Victoria acquitted Marceaux of criminally negligent homicide Wednesday.

Marceaux, who was driving a pickup truck towing another pickup truck at the time of the crash was accused of sideswiping a Valley Transit Company bus, which then hit a light pole.

Juana Lopez-Perez of Matamoros, Mexico, died from blunt force trauma suffered in the crash.

The Department of Public Safety said the bus was traveling from Houston to McAllen when the wreck happened just south of Victoria.

Both drivers escaped injury.

Marceaux was issued a ticket for failing to yield at an intersection.

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