A Brenham woman is dead after a Christmas Eve drive took a turn for the worst.
Tanicka Smith, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene, her three and half year-old daughter was ejected from the car.
The accident happened in the 900 block of North Park Street when Smith apparently lost control of her vehicle, crashed into several signs, a utility pole and eventually flipped the car.
Police believe Smith was driving at excessive speeds at the time.
The child has been transported to Austin to see a pediatric surgeon where authorities say she will undergo reconstruction surgery on her face. However, her injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
Police are investigating the accident.