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Daughter Of Irving Bus Crash Victim Says Mom Still Had A Lot Of Life

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Bill Zeeble

The daughter of Sue Taylor, one of two who died in the Irving bus crash, says her vibrant mom loved life and should still be alive today.

Pam Boynes flew in from Florida and talked through tears and laughter about her 81 year-old mother known as "Casino Sue," who had organized the casino bus trips for ten years.

"Sshe was one of those people who said life is short, and go for all you can while you’re here. She just didn’t expect it to be so soon. She was in good health. She should have been around a lot longer. She would have kept it up too, she would have kept it up."

Boynes said her mom played games on the bus and brought food for her passengers.

Parkland Hospital says of the 15 victims who arrived yesterday, 12 remain,. Six are in Intensive Care, the rest in regular rooms. 

Bill Zeeble has been a full-time reporter at KERA since 1992, covering everything from medicine to the Mavericks and education to environmental issues.