Lake Travis HS teacher died in Highway 71 crash

Lake Travis ISD says that Ginger Johnson, a Lake Travis High School science teacher, was the woman killed in a crash in the 11000 block of Highway 71 westbound.

Johnson had worked with Lake Travis ISD since 1991. She taught Pre-AP and AP Chemistry and served as Chair of the Science Department.

Exact details of the crash have not yet been released by police.

Police say a woman in her 40s was also injured in the crash and was taken to UMC Brackendrige. It's believed she might possibly have serious injuries but her exact condition is not known.

Another female was also taken to the hospital but police say she wasn't suffering from any obvious injuries.

Below is the full letter that was sent to all Lake Travis ISD parents from Superintendent of Schools Brad Lancaster, Ed.D.: 

Dear Lake Travis ISD Parents and Guardians,

It is with much sadness and a heavy heart that I inform you that Lake Travis High School teacher Ginger Johnson lost her life this morning from injuries sustained in a car crash on Highway 71 near Southwest Parkway.

Mrs. Johnson was a beloved member of the Lake Travis ISD family since 1991.  As some of you may already know, Mrs. Johnson taught Pre-AP and AP Chemistry and served as Chair of our Science Department.  I realize this news is upsetting, especially for those who knew Mrs. Johnson, or whose children were taught by Mrs. Johnson.

Please know, our district crisis team has been activated at Lake Travis High School, and counselors will be available to assist students and staff during this difficult time.

The LTISD family extends its deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences on the loss of our dear friend and colleague.  I ask that you please keep Mrs. Johnson and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

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