Fulton County Teacher Killed While Crossing Georgia Highway
FULTON COUNTY, GA. – October 22, 2018 (11alive.com) A Fulton County, Georgia, teacher was struck and killed by a vehicle October 20 while she was walking across a highway, according to an online news report from 11alive.com.*
The accident occurred on the evening of October 20, according to police in Roswell, Georgia. Susanne Scheer, a longtime teacher with Fulton County, was walking across Alpharetta Street, in front of Lucky Burger and Pure Taqueria, when she was struck by a van in the road. Scheer sadly died at the scene.
The driver of the van, who has not been identified, told police she did not see Scheer until after she hit her. Police said Scheer was not walking inside a crosswalk but did not add whether there was a crosswalk available in the area.
Scheer had been a special needs teacher with Fulton County Schools for 18 years. Fulton County Schools spokesperson Cierra Chuly Boyd said Scheer most recently taught at Vickery Mill Elementary School, Mt. Park Elementary School, and Roswell High School. Boyd said the following in a statement released after Scheer’s death:
“Ms. Scheer, who most referred to as Sue, impacted many during her time with us and will be greatly missed by our community, teachers, staff, and students. Fulton Leadership is currently working closely with our Counseling Psychological Social Work Services Department to offer support to our students and faculty during this difficult time.”
Police are continuing to investigate the incident and have not yet released additional information to the public. It is not clear whether any citations will be issued to the van driver or whether charges will be filed against her.
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