KINGWOOD, Texas – A Humble Independent School District teacher has been identified as the woman who fatally crashed into a tree that had fallen due to severe weather in the area, officials said.
The woman crashed into the downed tree around 8:25 p.m. in the 4500 block of Kingwood Drive.
The driver was identified as 25-year-old Amy Woodeshick. She was pronounced dead at Ben Taub Hospital.
Humble ISD sent a letter to parents regarding her death. She taught at Groves Elementary School as a fourth grade teacher.
School officials will provide grief counselors on campus Monday for any staff or student needing support.
Humble ISD released the following statement:
"We are devastated to share the tragic news. Fourth-grade teacher Amy Woodeshick died last night after a car accident on Kingwood Drive, where the storm caused trees to snap and fall.
"Amy, 25, graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School in Tomball and the University of Houston. She completed students teaching at Shadow Forest Elementary School, taught 6th grade English at Humble Middle School last year, and was a Groves fourth grade teacher this school year. She loved helping children learn and grow, and she made students' school days bright.
"We are in contact with her parents, and service arrangements are pending. Counselors will be available on campus Monday for any staff or students needing support."
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Police have 4500 block of Kingwood Dr. blocked off after a driver in an SUV struck a downed tree on the street according to HPD. Unfortunately , the female died at the hospital. @KPRC2 pic.twitter.com/yRhu48TNd1— Sophia Beausoleil (@KPRC2SophiaB) May 4, 2019