Musser says Chambersburg teacher in serious crash

June 15, 2006

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Chambersburg School Board meeting Wednesday night began on a somber note with the news that a Chambersburg Area Senior High School teacher had been injured and one of her children killed in an out-of-state accident.

"We had a very tragic accident," Board President Craig Musser said.

The accident resulted in injuries to Marcie Taylor, the chairwoman of the Foreign Languages Department, and there was "a fatality involving her son," Musser said.

Musser said the district had "few other details" on the accident.

Marcie Taylor was listed in fair condition Wednesday night at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Va., according to a hospital spokesperson. The hospital said her husband, Randy, had been treated and released. The hospital did not release any information on the couple's son, Drew.

Chambersburg Area Education Association President Doug Shatzer said he learned Wednesday morning of an accident involving the Taylors' vehicle and a lumber truck. He said he had heard that the couple's son, Drew, died as a result of the accident.


Shatzer said he was unsure of where the accident occurred.

North Carolina State Police were investigating a Tuesday morning accident involving a lumber truck on N.C. 12 near Ocean Sands in which several people were injured. Police told The Virginian-Pilot that the northbound truck drifted into the southbound lane and collided with two vehicles.

The victims were not named in The Virginian-Pilot story.

Police said one of the vehicles was from Pennsylvania, according to The Virginian-Pilot.

Taylor is a Spanish teacher at the high school and had been actively involved in the teachers' annual variety show to raise money for the Tim and Susan Cook Scholarship Fund.

Tim Cook was a popular track and cross country coach at the high school. He and his wife were killed in an accident on Interstate 81.

Staff writers Don Aines and Dave McMillion contributed to this story.

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