Georgetown High School Teacher Deirdre Furr Dies in Car Crash

A Georgetown High School English teacher was killed in a wreck Wednesday morning.

Deirdre Furr, 54, was on her way to pick up her daughter in Bertram when the wreck occurred at about 7:09 a.m. on Texas 29 two miles east of Bertram in Burnet County.

Texas Department of Public Safety officials said Furr was driving a 2004 Ford Taurus heading west on Texas 29 and was turning left when a 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer, also traveling west, hit Furr’s car.

Furr was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at 8:12 a.m.

The TrailBlazer driver, Stephanie Morrow, 22, of Cedar Park, who is also a teacher, sustained minor head and chest injuries. She was transported to Seton Medical Center Williamson and listed in stable condition Wednesday evening.

Furr earned an Associate of Arts from Vernon Regional Junior College in North Texas and a Bachelor of Arts from Concordia University at Austin.

Furr, who was called a “consummate professional” by the school’s principal, taught English and writing courses in the Georgetown district for 12 years. This school year she taught senior level English and a preparation course for college entrance exams.

She is survived by two daughters.

Funeral arrangements are pending.