According to the administrators at Hamilton Southeastern Schools and the Lawrence police department, a teacher at the school passed away more than two weeks after being hospitalized following a car accident in Lawrence that also resulted in the death of the teacher’s husband.
According to the Marion County Coroner’s Office, Ashley Lansdell, a kindergarten teacher at Fall Creek Elementary School, passed away on Wednesday as a result of the injuries she sustained in the incident that occurred on July 11. According to the police, the collision took place in the early afternoon hours in the 8300 block of East 56th Street, which is located close to Glenn Road.
During one of the family’s online fundraising initiatives, Grant Lansdell’s identity as Ashley Lansdell’s husband was revealed. Sadly, Grant passed away on the way to the hospital.
According to the Lawrence police, the inquiry into what caused the crash is still ongoing. According to officials with the district, Ashley Lansdell, who is 51 years old, has worked for the district since August of 2012.
Statements for Ashley Lansdell by her close ones
Superintendent Yvonne Stokes made these remarks during a meeting of the school board on Wednesday. “For the past ten years, she has been a beacon of light helping kids, staff, families, and the wider community,” Superintendent Stokes said. “As they struggle to come to terms with this devastating loss, please remember Ashley’s family, coworkers, and friends in your thoughts.”
In her honor, the board observed a moment of reverent quiet. According to a statement sent by the district, a Crisis Response Team is currently working to support the employees and children at the school.
“I am writing you with a heavy heart to let you know that Ashley passed away this morning. Please keep her and her family in your thoughts, especially her daughter, who recently lost both of her parents within a short period of time. We also appreciate the extra affection that has been shown for the community of our school,” Dr. Therisa Seymour said on Twitter.