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Funeral for accident victim set for Wednesday

MARBLE FALLS — Family and friends will remember a teen at 6 p.m. Wednesday who died as a result of a car accident.

The Rev. Rodney McGee will conduct the funeral services for 19-year-old Michael Jeffrey Fluty of Horseshoe Bay at the Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, 1805 U.S. 281 North in Marble Falls.

Fluty, a student at Falls Career High School in Marble Falls, was the passenger in a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier that was involved in a two-vehicle accident with a Marble Falls Independent School bus March 11 on RR 1431 between Marble Falls and Granite Shoals.

Fluty died March 12.

Mark Cooksey, 17, of Granite Shoals was driving the Cavalier east on RR 1431 when it crossed into westbound traffic and struck the bus, law enforcement officers said.

The bus was carrying seven elementary students and a driver. None of the bus occupants were transported to the hospital after being checked out by Marble Falls Area EMS Inc. paramedics.

The students were transferred to another bus and taken home.

Cooksey was transported to University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin, where he was treated and released.

Fluty was born Aug. 15, 1990, in Orlando, Fla.

He was attending FCHS and was planning to graduate in April.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather Pennie (Wiysel) Ludwig and Josh Ludwig of Horseshoe Bay; his father William Fluty of Melbourne, Fla.; brother Will Fluty II of Marble Falls; sisters Krista Fluty of Marble Falls and Guyla Fluty of Melbourne, Fla.; grandparents Franklin and Cora Wiysel of Vancleave, Miss. and grandmother Carol Wiysel of Melbourne, Fla.

He is also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends.

Visitation was held Tuesday at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home.

In lieu of memorials, the family asked that individuals consider becoming organ donors like Fluty was.

daniel@thepicayune.com