Girl Dies in Car Accident

A Huntington teenager is dead after the driver of the car she was in passed out behind the wheel.

The accident happened 1 mile North of Huntington on Highway 69 at about 1:30 this morning, June 14.

According to officials with the Department of Public Safety, 19-year-old Christopher Kirtley of Pollok passed out while driving his geo metro. The car then ran off the road into a creek.

16-year-old Georgina Cree of Huntington was pronounced dead this morning.

Kirtley remains in stable condition at memorial hospital in lufkin.

Cree was not wearing her seat belt.