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Driver killed in Georgetown crash identified

Derrick Kennie, 34, was killed Tuesday after driving his vehicle into a creek that passes under I-35 in Georgetown. (CBS Austin)

Police have identified the man killed Tuesday after driving his vehicle into a creek that passes under I-35 in Georgetown.

It happened at approximately 4:10 p.m. in the 3200 block of I-35, just south of SH 195.

According to Georgetown Police, witnesses to the crash told officers that a 1996 green Toyota Camry was northbound in the slow lane, at normal speed, but appeared to have missed the exit to the frontage road.

The vehicle then went off the roadway into the median to cross onto the frontage road, but guardrails prevented it from getting across. It then continued northbound in the grassy median, and did not slow, witnesses told police.

The driver seemed to be unaware of the upcoming bridge and creek -- and it eventually drove off the concrete edge and launched through the air, rotating clockwise, and landed on its roof upside down in the water below.

Police said the occupants were in their seats, stuck under water due to the total crushing of the roof. The driver, 34-year-old Derrick Kennie, was declared dead at the scene. Two others were transported to Seton Medical Center Williamson County with critical injuries.


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