Salado High School Mourns Loss of Senior
Details of the Fatal Cedar Park Accident
KCEN reports Victoria DeKay was killed around 6 pm Monday when she was ejected from a vehicle that overturned on the 183-A tollway in Cedar Park.
A witness at the scene told authorities that the 2012 GMC Terrain DeKay was traveling in drifted to the right after passing him and struck a barrier. The vehicle then rolled over, and DeKay was thrown from the vehicle.DeKay was pronounced dead at the scene.
A second occupant of the Terrain was transported to St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center with serious injuries.
School counselors, crisis counselors, and local pastors are available for students impacted by the tragic loss of life.
Texas Auto Accident Statistics
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
- 3,531 people were killed in auto accidents in Texas in 2015. This marks little change from the 3,536 deaths reported in 2014.
- Single-vehicle, run-off the road accidents were responsible for 1,255 deaths in 2015 – about 35% of all traffic deaths recorded.
- An additional 346,335 people were injured in traffic crashes in Texas in 2015.
- It is estimated that a person was killed in a traffic crash in Texas every 2 hours and 29 minutes in 2015.