CLERMONT— The woman killed when a car veered into her lane of traffic Sunday was a teacher at Montverde Academy, and the 3 year old who died with her was her granddaughter.

The crash occurred about 3:40 p.m at the intersection of County Road 455 and High Crest Court, north of Clermont.

According to a FHP report, Debra Irwin, 56, of Montverde, was driving east and was stopped at 455. A Jaguar driven by 22-year-old James Walker was traveling north on 455 when, for unknown reasons, the Jaguar crossed over the southbound lanes and plowed into Irwin's Infiniti.

Irwin died at the scene and her granddaughter, Fallon Pointer, 3, was taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, where she died. 

Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman Kim Montes said investigators were trying to determine how the crash occurred.

Irwin was an aide in the Lower School at Montverde Academy.

Montverde Academy spokeswoman Libby Champion said that grief counselors were at the school this morning to help students, faculty and parents deal with the losses.

In a statement released this morning, the school said, "We are saddened by the loss of our Lower School Assistant Debbie Irwin and her granddaughter, and lower school student, Fallon Painter. Both passed away on Sunday afternoon due to a car accident. They were deeply loved by the Montverde Academy community. Debbie worked for the Academy for nine years and truly loved her coworkers and the students she worked with. We ask that you please keep the Irwin and Painter families in your thoughts and prayers. Counselors are on site at the lower school for adults and children."

A colleague, Kalena Meyers, described the staff and Irwin's friends as "heartbroken" on a Facebook post.

"Debbie's life revolved around her daughter Ryan and granddaughter Fallon," Meyers wrote. "Debbie was the creative genius behind all my events. We spent hundreds of hours together designing my galas, making centerpieces, making baskets and just talking and laughing along the way through the years. I was lucky enough to spend all day Saturday with her as she helped her daughter and I decorate for the Halloween party. She gave me a big hug and said "I love ya gal!" in her sweet Oklahoma accent as she left. I'll hold on tight to all our wonderful memories together. Tomorrow is never promised. Hold on tight to those you love.