The village of Robbinsville, N.J. is in anguish after a superintendent of schools was struck and killed by a 17-year-old driver, a tyro during a internal high school.
Dr. Steven Mayer, 52, was out jogging with his dog circuitously his home during 6:15 a.m. Tuesday when both were struck on Robbinsville Edinburg Road circuitously Anderson Lane in Robbinsville Township.
Both Mayer and a dog were killed, military said.
Sources tell Action News a collision happened as a driver, a womanlike tyro during Robbinsville High School, was streamer to propagandize early for a category trip.
The motorist was taken to a predicament core after a collision happened.
“There are dual families that are concerned in this tragedy: both Dr. Mayer’s and a student’s family, and we are praying for all of them,” pronounced Mayor David Fried.
No summonses have been released and no charges have been filed in a case. The review is pronounced to be ongoing.
All schools in a Robbinsville propagandize district were sealed Tuesday as a village struggled to come to terms with a loss.
Mayer lived in Robbinsville with his wife, a clergyman in a Robbinsville schools, and their children.
He was a principal in a circuitously West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District before he was hired as a superintendent in Robbinsville.
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“Steve was an implausible partial of a community,” pronounced Mayor Fried. “He was a superintendent, he was a coach, he lived here, and he was a friend…. we consider a whole village needs a time to mourn. I’m perplexing right now to be clever as mayor, though we intend to go home shortly and have a good cry for my friend.”
“In respect of Dr. Mayer, we will find a approach behind to normal, as reasonably as possible,” pronounced Robbinsville School Board President Matthew O’Grady. “Steve always put a students’ needs first, and we will continue that as we work by this harmful loss.”
Grief counselors were brought in during a high propagandize to pronounce with staff and students.
“Whether he was creation an eventuality improved or only saying him around he was always such a nice, amatory man. he will never be forgotten,” pronounced tyro Jeremy Wall.
Word of Mayer’s flitting came Tuesday morning in an email summary sent to relatives by a propagandize board:
With a complicated heart, we share with we harmful news that a dear Dr. Steven Mayer, Superintendent of Schools upheld divided this morning from a comfortless accident.
All Robbinsville Schools will be sealed today, Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016.
Crisis Counseling will be accessible during Robbinsville High School in a commons area this afternoon. More sum on a specific timing will be forthcoming.
As a community, we ask that we keep a Mayer Family in your thoughts and prayers.
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