Snyder High School Teacher Killed in West Texas Crash

SNYDER, TX (KTAB/KRBC) - Snyder ISD is offering support for students, faculty, and staff grieving the loss of a teacher killed in a crash on I-20 west of Pecos, Texas, Friday night.

The Snyder Daily News says the Texas Department of Public Safety reports Snyder High School Math teacher James Carson was killed after veering into the path of an eighteen-wheeler that was traveling the opposite way down I-20 about 25 miles west of Pecos.

The newspaper report says Carson took action to miss the eighteen-wheeler, which caused his vehicle to leave the interstate, cross the service road, and come to rest in a field.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Snyder ISD Superintendent James Kirkland released the following statement in light of Mr. Carson's death:

It is with great sadness that the administration, staff, and students of Snyder ISD learned about the tragic death of James Carson, a Snyder High School Math teacher.

Our sincere sympathy goes out to the family of James.

On hearing the tragic news, a staff meeting was convened on Monday morning, April 17th, to ensure that faculty and students affected by this loss are given all of the help they need to cope at this time.

Snyder ISD is offering counseling and support for faculty and staff affected by this tragedy. Snyder ISD school counselors have been notified to aid students and faculty in the grieving process.

Our thought and support are with everyone affected by this tragedy.


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