In a tragic series of events, a teacher who was mourning the loss of one of her students who was killed in a vehicle crash was recently killed in a Burlington County pedestrian accident.
ABC News reported that the 29-year-old English and language arts teacher was jogging along Route 206 on August 27 when a pickup truck driven by a New Hanover man veered into oncoming traffic, hitting her. The truck then hit a series of trees and overturned. Aside from the teacher, a passenger in the truck was also killed. The truck’s driver sustained serious injuries.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing. The teacher was reportedly mourning the loss of one of her students, 13, who was killed in a traffic accident on August 2. The teen’s mother said that the teacher was among the first people to visit the youth in the hospital before she died, 18 days after her crash.
“I was shocked and I was freaked out because my daughter passed away last Thursday around [2 p.m.] and then for her teacher to pass away one week later around the same exact time, it just gave me the chills,” the mother told ABC News.
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