Two people died in a collision involving two vehicles and four people in Caldwell County Wednesday night Farm to Market 672 and County Road 182. The Lockhart Independent School District says the couple that died were “high school sweethearts,” one a current student and one a former student.
In an open letter to the Lockhart ISD family, Superintendent of Schools Susan K Bohn said, “This morning, the Caldwell Sheriff’s Office contacted the district to share with us sad and terrible news. Last night, Lauren Garcia, a senior at Lockhart High School, and Isaac Garcia, a former Lockhart student, were both killed in a car accident on 672. The two were sweethearts. We are deeply saddened by this terrible news.”
KXAN reports the Texas Department of Public Safety had only confirmed one death, but the school district had confirmed both.
According to Bohn, Lauren Garcia was on track to graduate this year and was “a spunky, bubbly spirit, who always had a smile on her face.”
“Tonight, your child may want to speak with you about the loss of their classmate. Such a loss can have a profound effect on a student. The news may be stressful to you as well as to your child, and it would not be unusual for your child to express him or herself differently in the next few weeks or days. Teens process loss in many different ways. They may want to be with their friends. They may feel they want to do something or talk to someone. Most importantly, be ready to listen. Loss of a friend or classmate will take weeks to process. Contact your child’s school counselor if you have ongoing concerns or need suggestions.” the letter said.
Counseling will be offered to students on campus. No further details on arrangements for the couple was available.