Tragic news out of Texas, as 12 News reported that a Sulphur Springs special education teacher was killed in a head-on collision involving the school bus he was driving and a Mustang. The driver of the Mustang also died at the scene.
Larry Resendiz, 33, was headed north when he lost control of his Mustang and veered into southbound traffic, according to a statement from North Hopkins Independent School District. The Mustang struck a school bus driven by 52-year-old Perry Wayne Evans. Both Resendiz and Evans sustained fatal injuries.
“Today has been a very challenging day in our school following the loss of Mr. Perry Evans,” said Darin Jolly, superintendent of North Hopkins ISD, on the loss of the special education teacher. “It has been consoling to see the teamwork, love and dedication of our faculty and community through this crisis. We are counseling our staff and students during this time.”
North Hopkins ISD officials said that Evans served as a teacher, coach and administrator during his time with the district.
“He had retired before returning this year to education as a teacher and bus driver for the Hopkins County Special Education Cooperative,” district officials said.