Georgetown teacher killed in accident on way to school

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by JESSICA HOLLOWAY / KVUE News and KVUE.com

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Posted on January 16, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 16 at 11:47 PM

GEORGETOWN, Texas -- A veteran teacher was killed in an accident on her way to work at Georgetown High School.

According to a statement given by the Georgetown School District, Deirdre Furr, 54, was involved in the accident Wednesday morning.

The school district says Furr had been teaching English, practical writing and SAT prep classes at the high school for 12 years.

“It is difficult when our school community loses a member of its family,” Superintendent Joe Dan Lee said. “Ms. Furr was a role model to so many students, and her gift to teach will become a fitting tribute and memorial of her life.”

The district says trained counselors will be at the school to offer support to any grieving students and faculty members.

Parents who live nearby said they are concerned about the road conditions on the highway.

"Not to mention people are texting, eating, doing their hair and makeup. Enough is enough," said Paul Secrest.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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