POTTSBORO, Tex. -- A fatal auto accident just west of Pottsboro claimed the life of a teenager Tuesday morning. Shelby Dunn (also known as Shelby Johnson), 16, was on her way to school when, according to witnesses, she pulled out in front of a dump truck attempting to get on FM 996. The dump truck hit the driver’s side door of Dunn’s white Ford Mustang.
Dunn was alone in the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the dump truck was not injured.
FM 996 was shut down following the accident this morning.
Counselors are currently on hand at Pottsboro High School to help friends and classmates deal with the tragedy.
Pottsboro’s school year is scheduled to end next Thursday.