TROY, Pa. – The Troy Area School District announced the passing of one of its teachers on Saturday in a statement posted on Facebook on Sunday. The declaration claims that on February 11th, Christine Woodward passed away in an automobile accident.
Troy Area School District Superintendent, Dr. Janilyn Elias released this statement following the passing of their teacher Christine Woodward;
Dear Troy Area School District Community ~This weekend our District suffered a tragic loss with the unexpected death of a member of our district community. Ms. Christine Woodward was in a fatal car accident Saturday February 11. Christine was with the district for almost 15 years working as an elementary teacher at East Troy, WR Croman and Intermediate Schools. She was an active member of our booster clubs and was considered a mother figure to many of our students.Ms. Woodward has been a caring and valued member of our team for many years and will be missed greatly by staff and students alike. She will be remembered as a dedicated staff member who, over the years, made so many strong connections with whom she encountered. Her passion for education was evident daily. She taught her students with high expectations and great flourish.This is a somber time for all of us. We will be offering support and counselling and will have counselors available for as long as they are needed. We encourage families to talk about what has happened in whatever way is appropriate for each family. Remember that the grief process can continue beyond the first day and that it is not uncommon for reactions to last several days and/or weeks. Our thoughts and support are with her family and friends.Sincerely,Dr. Janilyn EliasSuperintendent
For almost 15 years, Woodward served as an elementary school teacher at East Troy, WR Croman, and Intermediate Schools. She was “considered a mother figure to many of our students,” according to the district, and was an active member of the booster groups.
She “will be remembered as a dedicated staff member who, over the years, built so many close connections with those she encountered,” according to the district. For however long it is required, the school district will provide support and counseling services. The district encourages families to discuss what happened in a manner that works best for their particular family.
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According to Troy Police, one person died as a result of a head-on collision that occurred there on Friday. Around 2:30 pm, a crash was reported in the 300 block of South Market Street. When our crew arrived on the scene, Troy Police Sgt. Dominic Burnside informed us that witnesses had seen a blue Honda Civic cross the center line and strike an Amazon delivery truck head-on. The accident claimed the life of a man.
An adult female was airlifted to Miami Valley Hospital, according to police on the site. Her condition is currently unknown. Two more Civic passengers were transferred to nearby hospitals. At this time, nothing is known about their health.
“At this time we don’t believe any of the occupants of the involved vehicle, the at-fault vehicle, was wearing seatbelts, which definitely contributed to the seriousness of this crash,” Sgt. Burnside said. The driver of the Amazon van was treated and released on the scene.
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