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Toccoa, Georgia, School Para Killed in Car Accident

February 08, 2019

TOCCOA, GA. – A paraprofessional with Toccoa, Georgia, schools was killed in a car accident, according to an online news story reported by The principal of Big A Elementary School released a statement after the accident confirming that the woman had worked for the school for two decades.* 

The crash occurred in the early morning hours of January 31 in Toccoa. At about 6 a.m., at least one vehicle crashed in the area of West Currahee Street and Davis Mountain Road. It is not clear how many vehicles were involved or how the accident happened. Georgia State Patrol responded to the scene and did not identify a cause for the accident. 

Georgia State Patrol and Big A Elementary School Principal John Stith III confirmed that Connie Powell was killed in the wreck. Powell’s age was not reported. Stith said Powell was a beloved member of the elementary school’s staff. She had worked as a paraprofessional for the school for 20 years. 

In a statement after the wreck, Stith said, “The Big A Elementary School family suffered a huge loss today. Connie Powell, who was a Paraprofessional at our school for 21 years, was killed in a car wreck this morning. She was beloved by our staff, students, and families. She brought laughter and joy to everyone who knew her. She truly had a heart for children and was an amazing teacher. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.” 

The crash investigation is ongoing with Georgia State Patrol. No additional information has been reported at this time. 

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