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Teacher dies in accident on the way to school

A teacher in Georgia was tragically killed in a car accident while she was apparently driving to work. The crash also involved a local detention officer, who was injured in the wreck. That deputy wound up in the hospital.

The crash happened in Paulding County, on Tuesday, May 15. The school was only a few miles away from the accident site.

As of now, the police department is still carrying out an investigation into the cause of the crash. That has not stopped parents from speculating, however. They say that the road where the wreck occurred is very dangerous, pointing out that the intersections are incredibly hazardous and that people often cut "in and out of traffic." One woman also said that the roadway did not have enough lights.

The woman had only been at the school for a few years, starting in 2015, but it was clear that her co-workers really respected her. The school released a statement praising her as a "dynamic young fourth grade teacher" and saying that she was "loved by her colleagues and the students she taught." Reports also indicated that she liked to spend her down time volunteering when she was not in the classroom.

An accident like this really underscores the danger of the morning commute. People have to drive to work every day, and it is impossible to predict when an accident will occur. It can happen just minutes from a person's home or destination. When a loved one is tragically killed, family members need to know all of their legal options to seek financial compensation.

Source: WSBTV, "4th grade teacher killed in crash with detention officer," Sophia Choi, May 15, 2018

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