East Texas Teenager Dies In Car Accident

A car accident claimed the life of an East Texas teenager. It happened Saturday between Bryan/College Station and Hearne.

Cateche Tatum Dike, 18 year old, of Longview was driving to Port Arthur to visit her father. The DPS report says Cateche lost control of her car when she drove around a curve at high speed. The report says that's when another vehicle broadsided her car.

Cateche attended Longview High School.  Monday morning, some of the students learned of the fatal accident. One of Cateche's former teachers says, she was a joy to have in class.

Marsha Dotson, Cateche's former teacher at Longview High School says, "She lit up the room when she walked in and she loved to have a good time. She had a huge smile and eyes that sparkle."

Cateche was enrolled in summer courses at New York Film Academy.  Funeral services for Cateche will be Tuesday at 2:00 PM at Mobberly Baptist Church."