Woman killed in Berwick crash identified as special-ed teacher

By Christina Higginbotham, Foster's Daily Democrat
Posted April 11, 2013, at 8:48 a.m.

BERWICK, Maine — The woman killed in a head-on collision with a 17-year-old driver while traveling on Route 4 on Wednesday with her two young children has been identified as a special-education teacher at a local school.

Amy Harris, 34, worked at the Vivian E. Hussey School in Berwick. Her two children, Lucas, 7, and Abbie, 4, were both injured. The children were transported to Wentworth-Douglass Hospital with “serious injuries” and one was then flown to a Boston hospital for further evaluation, according to Police Capt. Jerry Locke.

A notice posted on the School Administrative District 60 website confirmed that Harris died in the crash. Harris was in her third year teaching at Vivian E. Hussey School. Her son is a second-grader there.

“Amy is a former Noble graduate,” the statement read. “Her stepfather, Jon Appleby, works at NHS. Her father, Mr. Pendergast, owns Salmon Falls Landscape, and her mother, Christine, owns Salmon Falls Nursery.”

There will be no classes Thursday at Berwick elementary schools, according to the statement, and a crisis support team will be on hand for schoolchildren, staff and families.

“It’s terribly tragic. As a parent, the things you want to see your kids do and to celebrate with. Through the good and bad, you want to be there. You can’t even stand to think about this,” MSAD 60 Superintendent Steven Connolly said Wednesday.

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