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BERTRAM — A 54-year-old Georgetown High School teacher died Jan. 16 in a two-car collision about 7 a.m., officials said.

Deirdre Furr was traveling westbound on Texas 29 about two miles east of Bertram when she attempted to make a left-hand turn. A second vehicle traveling behind her also heading westbound failed to stop and slammed into Furr’s vehicle, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety report.

According to Georgetown Independent School District officials, Furr was in her 12th year of teaching at Georgetown High School.

“It is difficult when our school community loses a member of its family,” GISD Superintendent Joe Dan Lee said in a statement. “Ms. Furr was a role model to so many students, and her gift to teach will become a fitting tribute and memorial of her life.”

Furr, a Liberty Hill resident, taught several levels of English.

GHS officials had counselors standing by after Furr’s death to assist students, staff and faculty.