Lynette Laine Identified As School Nurse Struck By Car In Kentucky
Authorities in Kentucky have reported the death of a school nurse who was struck by a car.
According to the Lexington Police Department, the hit-and-run incident occurred on Saturday night about 11:30 p.m.
Lynette Laine, a 60-year-old woman, was the victim. She was brought to a hospital, where doctors declared her dead.
Laine has served as Rise STEM Academy for Girls’ school nurse for the previous two years, according to a letter given to parents.
WKYT notes Laine worked in the medical field for more than 40 years. She had a strong personality and loved her students as much as her family, according to a former coworker.
“The students would view her for more than just the need for medical attention. According to Kevin Hall, spokesman for the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, “They would come in just to be welcomed, chat to her, and give her a hug.
Laine, according to Hall, was committed to her work and a prime illustration of the value of a school nurse.
They are among the few healthcare professionals with whom these kids will establish a connection, according to Hall.
The director of Rise STEM Academy for Girls wrote in a message to the families of the kids that the school was “heartbroken by this devastating loss for our school and community.”
“Her unwavering commitment and caring approach have earned her the respect and admiration of staff, students, and families alike,” the statement stated.
According to Hall, one of the families’ current top concerns is trying to figure out what happened. The culprit is still being sought after by police.
Calling the Lexington Police at (859) 258-3600 is advised if you have any information regarding what transpired.