A Brownwood High School teacher who was the daughter of Brownwood Police Chief Mike Corley was killed late Thursday morning when the car she was driving collided with an 18-wheeler near Comanche, the Department of Public Safety said.
Amber Diane Corley, 30, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 11 a.m. accident on U.S. Highway 67, 2.5 miles east of Comanche, the DPS said.
Corley was driving a 2015 Ford passenger car east when the car veered into oncoming traffic, the DPS said. The driver of a westbound 18-wheeler tried to move out of the way, but Corley’s car went under the trailer and was run over by the trailer’s rear wheels.
Corley taught Spanish at the high school, according to the school’s website.
There was no official comment Thursday from the Brownwood Police Department, but police department employees said it had been a devastating and emotional day.
Brownwood school district officials said in a written statement:
At approximately 12:30 p.m. Thursday the Brownwood ISD was made aware of the passing of a high school teacher. The students and staff on the BHS campus have been personally informed and school and outside crisis counselors as well as area clergy are immediately available at BHS for anyone affected. At this time Brownwood ISD will focus its efforts on taking care of its students, staff, and community.
Services for Corley are pending with Blaylock Funeral Home.
Chief Corley and his wife, Sheryl, have been in Brown County since 2010. He became chief in May 2010 and recently announced he will retire in June.