Details emerge on accident that killed Georgetown teacher

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by JESSICA HOLLOWAY / KVUE News

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Posted on January 17, 2013 at 6:04 PM

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas -- The Department of Public Safety is releasing new information surrounding the death of a Georgetown High School teacher.

According to DPS Trooper Robbie Barrera, someone called 911 at 7:09 a.m. Wednesday Jan. 16. Troopers responded to a two vehicle crash two miles East of Bertram, near the Burnet-Williamson County line.

Barrera says 54-year-old Dierdre Furr of Liberty Hill was traveling westbound on State Highway 29 when she was attempting to turn left. Furr was driving a 2004 Ford Taurus. Trooper Barrera says Furr was struck from behind by a driver who was also heading westbound. That driver has been identified as 22-year-old Stephanie Morrow of Cedar Park. Morrow was traveling in a 2006 Chevy Trailblazer.

According to Barrera, the road was dry and conditions were clear. Barrera says Morrow failed to control her vehicle and her speed when she crashed into Furr. Barrera says Furr was not wearing a seatbelt.

Furr was pronounced dead at the scene and taken to Edgar Funeral Home in Burnet.

Morrow was taken to Seton Hospital in Round Rock with minor head and chest injuries. Barrera says Morrow is in stable condition.

Barrera says the posted speed limit is 65 MPH.

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