LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) A Jasper, Ind., high school teacher and her daughter were killed and two others were injured, including the teacher’s other, in an accident Thursday morning in DuBois County. a daughter.
The Indiana State Police and DuBois County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle collision involving a passenger vehicle and a fuel tanker near Pine Ridge Road on State Route 64, according to ISP.
In a post on Facebook, Sgt. Julie Schneier, 44, and her daughter Alena Schneier, 13, died at the crash scene, said Robert Lambert of ISP’s Jasper Post. Schnell’s other daughter, Addison Schnell, 15, was taken to Norton, Louisville, in critical condition.
The driver of the tanker was taken to a hospital in Evansville in stable condition, Lambert said. The extent of his injuries is not yet known.
Police do not believe the injuries were a factor in the accident. Lambert said more details will be released when the investigation is complete.
“Please accept our sincerest condolences to all those affected by the tragic and tragic passing of these two extraordinary ladies,” Lambert said in a Facebook post. “May you be found in the memory they gave you.” calm.”
Julie Schnell, a teacher at Jasper High School, according to a letter sent to the family by Dr. Tracy Lorey, superintendent of Greater Jasper Consolidated Schools. Schnell’s daughter, Alayna Schnell, attended Trinity School, the district said.
“This is a tragedy for the entire Greater Jasper School family. We grieve the loss of such an amazing teacher and friend. We grieve for the Schnell family at this time of great loss,” Lorey continued in the letter Said. “Our prayers go out to the family and our healing thoughts go out to Addison (Schnell), a high school student who remains hospitalized. She and her family need the support of our community as they navigate this great loss.”
Students have access to counselors for the rest of the week, Lowry said.
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