South Carolina

SC school crossing guard dies 8 days after being struck by car

Courtesy: Jesse Boyd Elem. School Facebook

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Authorities say a 73-year-old crossing guard has died eight days after being struck by a car while directing traffic outside a South Carolina elementary school.

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Investigators say they still haven't found the car or the driver who hit Emma Taylor on Tuesday of last week outside a Spartanburg County elementary school. Coroner Rusty Clevenger said Taylor died Wednesday evening at a hospital.

This evening, our wonderful crossing guard, Ms. Emma Taylor, passed away due to the injuries she sustained last week. As...

Posted by JBE on Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Spartanburg District 7 officials say some youngsters did see Taylor get struck, but no children were hurt. Taylor had been working as a crossing guard for a decade and had received an award as South Carolina Outstanding Crossing Guard of the Year several years ago.

The Highway Patrol says authorities know the vehicle that hit Taylor outside Jesse Boyd Elementary School was dark-colored. They have few other details.

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