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Two-vehicle accident claims life of beloved local school teacher.

A longtime school teacher has died following a two-vehicle accident in Stephenville on Monday afternoon.

Linda Brown, 71, was a popular teacher who taught at Stephenville ISD for many years and was currently teaching English and U.S. History at Erath Excels Academy, according to the school’s website.

Erath Excels Superintendent Mike Scott told Beneath the Surface News that Brown was on her lunch break and on her way back to the school when the accident happened.

"She was an angel, an absolute treasure," Scott said.

Captain James Gresham with the Stephenville Police Department said the accident scene was emotional.

“She basically taught almost every firefighter and police officer who was there,” Gresham said.

Brown was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Chili Alexander.

According to police, Brown’s red SUV was struck by another SUV as she attempted to turn onto Lingleville Hwy. from Lillian Street about 1:30 p.m.

The driver of the second SUV sustained minor injuries.

Erath Excels will be open Tuesday morning to assist faculty and students grappling with the loss.


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