Local Educators Involved in Serious Accident

AUSTIN, TX – On October 10, 2015, a crash took the lives of a mother-daughter team of local educators. The women worked for the Simi Valley and Oak Park unified school districts, and their passing has left many in shock.

According to reports, a minivan ran a red light, striking the passenger side of the women’s car. Irene Edwards, 64, died at the scene. Her daughter, Kate Edwards, 33, was transported to Seton Hospital Williamson and died later that night. Rick Edwards, Irene’s husband and Kate’s father, along with Dave Foy, Kate Edwards’ fiancé, survived the crash.

The family was driving to a wedding rehearsal dinner when the accident occurred.

“Kate was special both as a person as well as a talented and committed teacher. We will miss her,” said Oak Park Independent School and Oak View High School principal Stewart McGugan.

Irene Edwards was a special education aide, and Kate Edwards worked with high school students. The younger Edwards also ran a leadership group for students, committed herself to a variety of causes, and did animal-rescue work. She had been employed with the school district for the past four years.

Family and friends of the Edwards started a fundraising campaign. The monies donated will be used to help pay for Rick Edwards mounting medical expenses. To date, more than $20,000 has been raised for the family. If you would like to donate, you can do so by visiting GoFundMe.

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