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UPDATE: E. Texas teacher killed in motorcycle wreck

ARP, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas teacher has died from injuries received in a wreck near Arp.

According to DPS, around 6:45 am Friday, an oil rig truck was attempting to make a U-turn at the intersection of highway 135 and County Road 251, when a 3-wheeler motorcycle traveling northbound ran up under the trailer of the truck.

The driver of the motorcycle, Jo Meredith was thrown off the bike and the bike ended up in some nearby woods.

She was pronounced dead at a Tyler hospital a short time later.

Mrs. Meredith was a Health Science teacher at Jacksonville High School in the CTE Department. She was beginning her third year teaching at the high school.

Mrs. Meredith was wearing a helmet.

Originally, we reported that the driver would be cited; however,we spoke wtih DPS trooper Jean Dark, who says charges have not been filed, but that does not mean charges have been ruled out. 


 

STATEMENT FROM JISD:

From: Dr. Joe Wardell

We are told and believe it to be true that Jacksonville ISD experienced a great loss today. Jo Meredith, Health Science Teacher at Jacksonville High School in the CTE Department passed away as a result of a tragic accident this morning on her way to work. Mrs. Meredith was beginning her third year teaching at Jacksonville High School.

Administrators and counselors are informing the students about the accident. In response to this tragic event, staff members trained to deal with grief counseling are available to help our students get back to regular learning and every day activities as soon as possible.

Jo Meredith will be greatly missed at JHS, and her passing has affected students and staff members deeply. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

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