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Rachel Stone car accident – community mourns loss of teacher killed in crash

Rachel Stone car accident – community mourns loss of teacher killed in crash

Rachel Stone, a physical education and health teacher at Lee’s Summit High School, passed away following a crash involving a tractor-trailer on U.S. 50 Highway in Jackson County, Missouri on Thursday morning. The accident was reportedly caused in part by icy winter conditions in the Kansas City area.

Stone started her teaching journey as a student teacher in the district back in 1997 and was eventually hired full-time in 2000. The news of her passing was announced in an email sent by Kari Harrison, the principal of Lee’s Summit High School, to parents and staff. The entire community is mourning the loss of such a dedicated and valued teacher.

Who was Rachel Stone?

Rachel Stone, a physical education and health teacher at Lee’s Summit High School, lost her life in a crash on U.S. 50 Highway in Jackson County, Missouri. The accident involved a tractor-trailer and was reportedly influenced by the icy winter conditions in the Kansas City area.

Stone started her teaching journey in the district as a student teacher back in 1997 and was later hired full-time in 2000. Lee’s Summit High School Principal Kari Harrison sent an email to parents and staff informing them of Stone’s passing. The entire community is grieving the loss of a devoted and esteemed teacher.

To our Lee’s Summit High School Community:

It is with a heavy heart that I share devastating news with our students and families.

Mrs. Rachel Stone, a physical education and health teacher who was a valued part of our Tiger family, died this morning following a car accident on Highway 50.

Mrs. Stone was a dedicated educator who will be missed throughout the LSR7 community.

Mrs. Stone student-taught in LSR7 in 1997 and then began her career in the LSHS community in 2000. In addition to teaching, Mrs. Stone served as the girl’s assistant volleyball coach. Her husband, Scott, is a teacher at Bernard Campbell Middle School. Our deepest sympathy and condolences go out to Mr. Stone, their two children and extended family.

Our school community is built on caring relationships, and we recognize that situations like this can be hard for students to comprehend or process. Additional counselors and district leaders are on campus today to support students and staff as we grieve this news, and our counseling team will continue to respond to the emotional needs of the students and staff this week.

This is truly a sad day for LSHS, and for our education community. Please join us in keeping the Stone family in your thoughts as we work to support each other in the coming days.

Rachel Stone, a physical education and health teacher at Lee’s Summit High School, tragically passed away on Thursday, February 16th, after her vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer on U.S. 50 Highway. The cause of the crash is currently under investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received a request for assistance from the highway patrol on Thursday morning, regarding a crash at the intersection of U.S. 50 Highway and 7 Highway.

As per the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s crash report, the tractor-trailer skidded on icy roads and collided with oncoming traffic, including Rachel Stone’s vehicle. While the driver of the tractor-trailer survived, Stone unfortunately passed away at the scene of the accident.

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