SALADO - Counselors were at Salado ISD schools Tuesday to help students cope with the sudden death of a senior at Salado High School.
Salado ISD Superintendent, Michael Novotny, sent a notice home to parents saying Victoria (Tori) DeKay was killed in a car accident Monday night.
The notice said counselors from all four Salado ISD schools, pastors from local churches and crisis counselors from the Region 12 Education Service Center at Salado High School would be available for any students who wanted to talk with someone.
DeKay was a finalist for Homecoming Queen at Salado High School in 2016.
Cedar Park Police said the accident happened around 6 p.m. Monday on the 183-A tollway in Cedar Park.
A witness told police the driver of a 2012 GMC Terrain drifted to the right after passing him and struck a barrier. On Wednesday, investigators said they were confident DeKay was the driver.
The vehicle rolled over, throwing DeKay from the vehicle. She died at the scene.
"It doesn't appear that either occupant was wearing a seatbelt," Cedar Park Police Department Spokesperson Tara Long said in an email.
A second person in the vehicle, a male in his late teens, was taken to St. David's Round Rock Medical Center with serious injuries.
A spokeswoman with Cedar Park Police said Wednesday the teen was up and walking around and beginning his recovery.
Police were investigating the crash to determined if there were any other factors that would have caused the accident.
Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call Cedar Park Sergeant Scott Buchanan at (512) 260-4754.
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