GLASSCOCK COUNTY, Texas — A high school junior at Glasscock County ISD was killed in a car accident on the night of January 5.
According to a press release from the district, the leadership team, along with Region 18's crisis response team, met with staff early today to let them know about the situation.
A team of counselors and crisis response experts will be at the school all day to support both students and staff remembers during this difficult time.
Glasscock County ISD issued the following statement on the matter.
The Glasscock County ISD family and community is mourning the loss of a high school junior who passed away last night in a car accident (January 5th, 2022). Our prayers and condolences go out to the family, the students, our staff and the entire BearKat Community. In response to the tragedy, the Glasscock County leadership team, along with Region 18`s crisis response team, met with staff early this morning to make them aware of this loss and to provide them with support, direction and resources for supporting the student through the school day. The team of councilors and crisis response experts are at GCISD all day to support both student and staff needs as they arise as a result of this devastating loss. If anyone needs support, please don`t hesitate to call, or message us so we can provide support. Out of respect for the family, GCISD will not comment further on the accident. Thank you for keeping these students and their families in your thoughts and prayers.
Texas DPS has confirmed the report. The initial investigation revealed that a 2007 Toyota Tundra was traveling northbound on Ranch Road 33 when it veered off the roadway to the right, and back to the left. The vehicle hit a fence and rolled over, which ejected the driver from the vehicle.
16-year-old male victim was not wearing a seatbelt during the time of the fatal crash.
We will continue to update this situation as we receive more information.