SALADO, Texas (KWTX) A Salado High School senior and her teenage passenger weren’t wearing seat belts when the SUV in which they were riding struck a barrier and overturned, authorities said Wednesay.
Victoria “Tori” DeKay. (Facebook)
Victoria “Tori” DeKay, 17, was killed in the accident Monday evening on the 183-A tollway in Cedar Park.
An autopsy was ordered.
Her passenger, described only as a male in his late teens, was seriously injured and remains in St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center.
Authorities think DeKay was driving the 2012 GMC Terrain, which drifted to the right after passing another vehicle, struck a concrete barrier and overturned at around 6 p.m. Monday.
Counselors were at Salado High School Tuesday.
DeKay played volleyball and was a member of the Salado Youth Leadership group.
Salado Superintendent Michael Novotny said he spoke with DeKay's mother Tuesday.
"We just want to remember her as a wonderful young woman that unfortunately her life was cut too short, but we want to remember all the memories that our students and staff had spending time with her," he said.