Community remembering 2nd grade teacher who died in motorcycle crash

KSP: 2 people dead after crash involving motorcycle in Muhlenberg Co.
Published: Oct. 20, 2021 at 5:41 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 20, 2021 at 5:42 AM CDT
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MUHLENBERG CO., Ky. (WFIE) - Kentucky State Police say two people are dead following a crash in Muhlenberg County.

Troopers say they were called to a fatal two-vehicle crash on KY-175, north of Graham, around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

It happened near mile marker 10 on Kentucky 175. Charlie and Kim House were going north on a motorcycle, the truck was going south.

Police say the driver claimed one of his tires blew out, but police are still investigating the scene and haven’t confirmed if this is the case.

KSP officials say he had alcohol in the vehicle but all the containers were closed. Police are waiting on blood tests to know if he was under the influence.

The tragedy has many people, including one former student who chose to remain anonymous, thinking about Kim’s legacy as a teacher.

”A lot of kids, some can’t really speak at elementary school about their home life, you know what I’m saying? So like, school and good teachers is what makes it memorable for them,” the former student said. “And I was one of those children going to school who having nice teachers, it made me feel, you know, made me feel wanted, made me think, ‘Okay, someone likes me.’ And she was really good at making people feel wanted, making them feel loved at school.”

Kim was a second-grade teacher, but had taught other grades too while at Greenville, where she worked for well over a decade.

The school had counselors at the school Wednesday for the students, as well as any staff, who needed to talk.

Muhlenberg County Schools released a statement saying Kim was greatly loved and respected. School officials say the kids loved her, and she loved them.

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