Indiana teacher struck, killed while jogging

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PORTER COUNTY, Ind. -- A pre-school in Northwest Indiana is closed today, after one of its teachers was killed over the weekend.

Accident reconstructionists from the Porter County Sheriff’s Department are finalizing their report which will then be sent to local prosecutors to see if criminal charges are warranted.

It was on a Porter County rural road where 38-year-old Elizabeth Scott was struck by a passing car.

According to investigators, Scott, an avid runner, was out jogging with a friend on Saturday when a 1979 Chevy Corvette driven by an 18-year-old Chesterton man came over a hill and struck Scott and her friend.

According to a sheriff’ s department press release:

“Elizabeth Scott was originally transported to Porter Regional hospital for incapacitating injuries. The other female runner was transported to Porter Regional Hospital for minor injuries. Elizabeth was later flown to Christ Advocate Hospital, where she subsequently died from her injuries. Alcohol or drugs were not determined to be a factor.”

Scott taught preschool at the Field Station cooperative pre-school. It was closed due to her death today.

Scott is survived by a husband and two twin sons.

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