A 17-year-old Robbinsville high school student was behind the wheel of the vehicle that struck and killed the school district's superintendent as he walking jogging this morning with his dog, officials announced.
This morning students and faculty of Robbinsville schools woke up to the tragic news that Dr. Steven Mayer, Superintendent of Schools, was jogging in the area of Edinburg Road near Anderson Lane when he was struck and killed by a vehicle sometime around 6:15 this morning. Mayer's dog, who was also struck by the vehicle, also died.
Although the investigation into the incident is ongoing, officials have confirmed that the female Robbinsville student was in fact driving the vehicle involved and has since been taken to a crisis center.
Adding that no charges have been filed against the unidentified 17-year-old teen.
The district issued a statement this morning on the school district’s website, which said, “With a heavy heart, we share with you devastating news that our beloved Dr. Steven Mayer, Superintendent of Schools, passed away this morning from a tragic accident. All Robbinsville Schools will be closed today, Tuesday, April 19, 2016.” Crisis Counseling will be available at Robbinsville High School in the commons area this afternoon, according to district.
A candle light vigil is scheduled for this evening at the Foxmoor Community Park on Washington Boulevard.
Photo: Robbinsville School Page