In A Crash On Saturday Night In Tioga County, A Teacher Was Killed!

Christine Woodward, a Troy elementary school teacher for 15 years who will be remembered for her “passion for education and dedication” to her students, was killed on Saturday night in a violent two-vehicle collision at Route 6 and Aumick Road, east of Mainesburg, according to state police.

She will be remembered for her “passion for education and dedication” to her students.

At approximately 10:45 p.m., Christine Woodward, 47, of Troy, was driving an eastbound GMC Acadia on Route 6 when Michael J. Brown, 35, of Troy, was driving a westbound Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Both drivers were from Troy. What lane the crash happened in wasn’t specified in a news release. At that intersection, Aumick Road turns to Ritz Road.

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“Following the impact, a fire started near the GMC, which caused the vehicle to burn. Brown attempted to remove Woodward from the vehicle, but the fire prevented him (from doing so),” a trooper said in the news release.

Woodward was pronounced dead at the scene by a deputy county coroner. Brown, who suffered “significant injuries,” was taken by ambulance to Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. There was no word Monday night on his medical condition.

In a statement sent to the school district community, Superintendent Dr. Janilyn Elias termed Woodward’s death “a tragic loss”. He said Woodward was a devoted teacher and “an active member of our booster clubs who was considered a mother figure to many of our students.”

Elias stated that Woodward was “a kind and respected part of our team for many years and would be dearly missed by staff and students alike.”

She continued by stating that Woodward, who worked as a teacher at East Troy Middle School and WR Croman Elementary School, “established so many strong connections with everybody she encountered” during the years and that her “passion for education was visible daily. She had high standards and encouraged her students to succeed.

Christine Woodward was a teacher in the Troy Area School District for nearly 15 years and worked as an elementary teacher at East Troy, WR Croman, and Intermediate Schools, according to a statement on the school district’s Facebook page.

This is a sad time for us all, the superintendent declared. Support and counseling will be accessible from us, and counselors will be on call whenever required.

In the statement, Dr. Janilyn Elias encouraged families “to talk about what has happened in whatever way is appropriate for each family. Remember the grief process can continue beyond the first day and that it is not uncommon for reactions to last several days or weeks. Our thoughts and support are with her family and friends.”

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