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Updated: Somerset County Teacher Killed in Rt. 12 Crash

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WORCESTER Co., Md.- A Somerset County teacher was killed Tuesday night when her car went off the side of a road and ended in a ditch in Worcester County, authorities said.

According to Maryland State Police, troopers from the Berlin Barrack responded to MD Rt. 12 at Slim Chance Lane just before 10:30 p.m. for a crash involving one vehicle. Police said 40-year-old Renee Elise Jackson was traveling southbound on Rt. 12 when, for unknown reasons, she traveled across the northbound lanes then continued off the road and into a ditch, hitting a drain pipe.

Jackson, who was the only person in the car, died at the scene. Police said her family was notified and her body was sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiners for an autopsy.

Police said the contributing factors to the collision are still being determined. The investigation is ongoing.

According to Leo Lawson, a spokesperson for Somerset County Public Schools, Jackson was hired in August as a veteran educator who previously taught in Baltimore and in Vermont.  She was serving as an English/Language Arts teacher at Washington Academy and High School in Princess Anne. According to Lawson, Jackson taught regular and honors classes for 10th and 11th graders. 

"This was her first year as a teacher in Somerset County," Lawson said. "She will be greatly missed by her students and colleagues."

The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, Worcester County Fire Police, Snow Hill Fire Department and Maryland Office of Chief Medical Examiners assisted with the investigation.

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