A tragic incident took place on Saturday night when a teacher was killed in a collision with another car driving a pair to a prom night. On Monday morning the electronic sign by the Lakeside High School in Decatur, Georgia read: "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Ms. Leah O'Brien. The entire Viking nation is grieving the loss of one of our best."
According to the police, Leah O'Brien was attempting to turn onto Scott Boulevard from Ridley Circle in Decatur around 6pm when she ran into another car. O'Brien did not survive the transport to the hospital while her 8-year-old daughter is in a critical condition. Doctors say, however, that she is stable. The people in the other car, an 18-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man were treated for minor, not life-threatening injuries. The pair was heading to the Lakeside High School Prom night.
The school's website said that O'Brien was a teacher at Lakeside High, teaching family and consumer science. She was also a sponsor of a dance team. School Principal Jason Clyne said O'Brien was “energetic, enthusiastic and had a passion for education. ” O'Brien was 33 years old.
Police said the accident is under investigation to uncover its background and which vehicle caused it.