Second victim dies after fatal crash into creek in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN, TEXAS - A second person has died from her injuries sustained in the Jan. 9 Georgetown car crash after their vehicle drove off a concrete edge and into a creek near Interstate Highway 35, police said. 

According to a report, on Jan. 11, 10:06 p.m. Kelisha Preece, 28, succumbed to her injuries at Seton Williamson County Hospital. The driver of the vehicle, Derrick Kennie, 34, was declared deceased at the scene. The second passenger in the car was listed as very critical in the Intensive Care Unit. 

Police said they received a call at 4:08 p.m. on Jan. 9 notifying them that a vehicle traveling northbound in the 3200 block of I-35 had crashed upside down into Berry Creek.

According to witness reports, the vehicle was driving at a normal speed northbound on I-35 when the driver, identified as Derrick Kennie, 34, appeared to miss his exit. Kennie then reportedly drove off the roadway and into the median to cross onto the northbound frontage road. However, guardrails prevented the vehicle from being able to cross over. Witnesses told police Kennie continued driving in the grassy area without slowing down and didn't appear to be aware that the grass led to a bridge and not back to the frontage road. The car eventually drove off the concrete edge and landed upside down in the water.

Witnesses and law enforcement agencies went into the water to free everyone from the vehicle.

Police said the northbound off-ramp at MM265 was closed for several hours while officials investigated.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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