Local Pastor Succumbs to Injuries from Major Accident, LIVINGSTON, October 26, 2016 - At approximately 4:45 pm on October 26, 2016, a white 2010 Ford Transit, driven by Jeffrey Lee Sherry, 57, of Livingston, was north-bound on FM-350 South (4575 block). Sherry was apparently distracted when he failed to notice a Livingston ISD School Bus (driven by Jennifer Leigh Watson, 45, of Onalaska) in front of him that was slowing down to stop and let children off. Sherry slammed into the back of the school bus. His vehicle drifted off the road to the right where it came to rest in a ditch. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit, Deputies Victor White and Terri Mayer with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Corporal Ramey Bass with the Texas Highway Patrol. Sherry was trapped in his vehicle. Emergency personnel were able to remove Sherry from his vehicle and into an ambulance. Sherry was transported to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital where he passed away a short time later. All traffic on FM-350 South was blocked during investigation and cleanup. The school bus was recovered by East Texas Towing and taken to the LISD Bus Barn. Sherry's vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing and will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston.
57 year old Jeffrey Lee Sherry slammed into the rear right side of this LISD School Bus on FM-350 South.
Sherry was driving this 2010 Ford Transit.
Corporal Ramey Bass is the accident investigator.
Corporal Bass speaks with bus driver, 45 year old Jennifer Leigh Watson (holding purse).
The bus was towed by East Texas Towing.
Sherry's vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing.
Jeffrey Sherry was the Pastor of Calvary United Pentecostal Church located on South Washington in Livingston.
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