Driver Remains Hospitalized 2 Weeks After Crash That Killed Newlyweds

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    Will and Jamie Reid were married three months before the deadly crash that claimed both their lives.

    The limo driver involved in a deadly crash that killed Philadelphia newlywed teachers Will and Jamie Reid remains hospitalized more than 2 weeks after the crash in Asheville, N.C.

    Rodney Koon was driving the couple to the Asheville Regional Airport on August 11, a day after they attended a friend's wedding.

    Investigators say the couple was in the back of  the Lincoln Town Car when the vehicle went down an embankment and hit a large tree.

    Jamie, who was pregnant, was killed on impact and Will died a short time later at Mission Hospital.

    PHOTO COURTESY: Asheville Citizen-Times/CITIZEN-TIMES.COM

    Mission Hospital, in Asheville, is where Koon is being treated for his injuries.

    As for whether or not Koon will face criminal charges in the deadly crash, Asheville Police say the investigation could take months and no decisions have been made.

    Both Will, 26, and Jamie, 25, were teachers in Philadelphia and would have been starting a new school year.

    Jamie was at Harrity Elementary School, where she taught reading and writing. "She really wanted every student to feel like they had a place, no matter how different they were or where they came from, she wanted everyone to just to feel welcome, safe and loved," said Christen Young, a fellow teacher, who worked with Jamie for two years.

    Young says Jamie helped the school really open up conversations for kids to talk about bullying.

    Will taught math at People for People Charter School, which posted a statement talking about the couple's passion for teaching.

    "PFPCS will always remember Mr. William and Mrs. Jamie Reid for their love of education, their passion for helping others, and the unwavering commitment to the students and the families they served.   This is the legacy they leave to all who knew and loved them."


    Contact Lauren DiSanto at 610.668.5705, lauren.disanto@nbcuni.com

     


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