Accident on 183A claims life of Salado HS senior


A 17-year-old high school senior from Salado High School was killed in a rollover accident on Highway 183A Monday night. 

Victoria Celeste DeKay of Belton died in the single-vehicle accident near the Park Street Bridge in Cedar Park when the vehicle, a 2012 GMC Terrain, struck a barrier and then rolled over, ejecting DeKay. Police said on Tuesday morning that DeKay died at the scene while another occupant, a male in his late teens, was transported to St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center with serious injuries. 

Police received a call at 6:07 p.m. reporting the incident. The witness told police that the SUV was drifting to the right in the northbound lane of the toll road. 

The Cedar Park Police Department Traffic Division is continuing to investigate the crash to determine whether there may have been other contributing factors. Investigators are asking anyone who witnessed the crash or who may have information about the events leading up to it to contact Cedar Park Sergeant Scott Buchanan at (512) 260-4754.

DeKay was a finalist for Homecoming Queen at Salado High School in 2016.