Fatal Accident Claims the Life of Brenham Woman

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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.