Houston Family sets up GoFundMe to bring teen home after fatal accident on US 59

On November 8th, three Houston girls on a road trip got into a horrible car accident just outside of Victoria on US 59. It was fatal for two of the three girls.

We had the opportunity to speak with the grieving mother of ZaKarenia “KeeKee” Lee to find out what happened.

KeKe grew up in Houston her mother shared, and “graduated from South Houston High School. Attended Crossing Community Baptist Church. She was my only child,” said Chaquanta Collins Parker, ZaKarenia’s mother.

Friday November 8 th KeeKee and two of her friends were on a road trip driving at night just outside of Victoria when her car malfunctioned.

“Her car had caught a fire. And the fire had shut off the whole car, so she couldn’t use the emergency lights. She got over to the farthest left lane that she could before the car stopped,” said Parker.

An 18- wheeler traveling down 59 didn’t see their car pulled over onto the shoulder until the last second. The 18- wheeler managed to swerve out of the way, however an SUV traveling behind the semi swerved in the opposite direction and hit KeeKee and her friend who were trying to flee the burning vehicle.

KeeKee was life flighted to a hospital in San Antonio where she was on life support hanging on for dear life. Seven days later she passed away due to severe brain damage.

Parker explained that KeeKee’s body is still in a mortuary in San Antonio and it will cost the family a lot of money to bring her body home to Houston for burial.

KeeKee’s family has set up a GoFundMe page raising funds to bring her body home to Hhouston to be buried and remembered by friends and family.

When asked what she would like the community to remember KeeKee for, Parker responded saying, “Her dedication, her big heart. She was a good person, she loved to have fun. She was very generous. She loved family and her friends.”