Family of South San teacher killed in crash seeks milk donations

Martin Family

The husband of a beloved teacher is asking for your help after his wife was killed in a car crash.

State troopers say Kylee Martin, a theater arts teacher at South San High School, crashed into a pickup truck Monday evening in Bandera County.

The Martin’s two young children were in the car, but they're okay.

But with their mother gone, the family is seeking help for 7-month old William.

The Martin family is hanging on to the memories.

For Kylee’s husband Roy, their 22-month old daughter Regan and their 7-month old son William it's all they have left.

Kylee would never miss one of Roy's concerts or band performances.

She was on her way to Bandera High School Monday evening with her kids.

“I noticed close to the beginning of the concert she still wasn't there,” said Roy.

State troopers say Kylee crashed into the back of a pickup that was trying to turn left on Highway 16 just outside of Bandera.

Both kids were in their car seats and aside from a few bruises are okay.

The crash left the Martins facing an unexpected obstacle.

“My daughter was always great with formula,” said Roy. “But my son is very different. He is actively rejecting the formula, pushing the bottle away."

Kylee left two bottles of milk in the freezer.

It's all the Martins have left and they're running out.

“It's like liquid gold for those that need it,” said Roy. “Any help in that regard would be appreciated.”

While the family is still grieving, Roy says they're lifted up by the memories shared by friends, former students and family.

“So there will be an unending treasure trove of memories and stories that they'll get to hear about,” said Roy. “Of course I'd much rather have their mother but this is the best substitute there can be.”

If you would like to help the Martin family with a donation, contact Dana Martin.


On Wednesday, the Texas Department of Public Safety released a preliminary crash report. The full text is posted below.

A 2015 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Ricky Allen Murray, 62, of Pipe Creek was stopped on SH-16 northbound in order to make a legal left turn onto It’ll Do Lane.

A 2013 Chrysler Town & Country driven by Kylee Bible Martin, 31, of San Antonio was traveling northbound on SH-16. For reasons unknown, Ms. Martin failed to control her speed and struck Mr. Murray from behind. Mr. Murray’s vehicle was forced into the southbound lanes where it was struck by a 2010 Toyota Corolla.

Ms. Martin died at the scene. Mr. Murray and the driver of the Toyota were not injured. The investigation is ongoing, and all contributing factors are currently unknown.

The Texas Department of Public Safety would like to remind all drivers to minimize distractions, don’t drive fatigued, obey traffic control devices and don’t speed. The crash report can be obtained at Texas.gov once the investigation is completed.

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