Five others have been tentatively identified, according to Fulton, who also operates Victoria Mortuary and Cremation Service. The 11 bodies pronounced dead at the scene are in Victoria.
"We're just waiting for family members to submit photographs," Fulton said of the five tentative identifications. "Three have been positively identified through fingerprints."
Fulton said he has received phone calls from all over the United States and Central America from people wanting to know if those among the dead were relatives or friends.
"Monday, we probably fielded over 1,000 calls," Fulton said. "The phone has been ringing all through the night and we've probably had 300 calls today. The last phone call I got was at 4:30 this morning and the next one came in at 7:30."
Fulton said the dead had no identifications on them. He said most only had a toothbrush, toothpaste and a change of socks.
Fulton received a call from a law enforcement officer at the scene Sunday night to come pick up the dead bodies. He couldn't believe his ears when he heard how many were dead at the scene.
"When I first got the call from an officer on the scene, I was in disbelief when he told me he had that many fatalities," Fulton said. "Before I left my office, I called the sheriff's office to verify it and they confirmed it. I called every employee I've got and dispatched every car I have."
Captain Tom Copeland of the Goliad County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that a meeting was scheduled for Wednesday night to discuss counseling opportunities for county first responders at the scene.
On Tuesday night, more than 70 people gathered at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Victoria for a vigil to pray for the 15 dead and eight still alive in South Texas hospitals. The death toll is approaching that of the largest immigrant smuggling disaster in U.S. history, in which 19 people died after being left in a trailer on the side of the road near Victoria in 2003.
Twenty-three occupants were crammed into a 2000 Ford F-250 pickup that slammed into a tree between Berclair and Goliad. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has reported the passengers were from Guatemala and Honduras. The Mexican Consulate has identified the driver of the vehicle, a 22-year-old man who died from the crash, as a Mexican national.