Retired Teacher Remembered After Fatal Motorcycle Accident

He made science fun and touched the lives of the students he taught. And now, they're remembering him for the difference he made as a teacher in East Texas.

Robin Vaught died yesterday in a motorcycle accident in Gregg County. He taught chemistry and physics to hundreds of students over the years at Gladewater High School. Vaught retired in 2002 after teaching for more than 15 years.

Yesterday afternoon, Vaught hit a dog while on his motorcycle, then swerved off the road and hit a tree. He died at the scene.

Today, former students remembered him as being a great teacher and friend.

"He definitely made a difference in my life 'cause he didn't think any different from any other student," Jonathan Lange, a former Chemistry student, said. "He judged all students the same. He had probably the biggest heart I've ever seen anybody have. He was just such a caring person, it was unimaginable."

Vaught was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. He leaves behind his wife and two grown children.

Julie Tam, reporting.