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Linden teacher killed in snowmobile crash

Phys Ed teacher struck by another snowmobile after he falls off his

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Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2014 5:11 pm

Andrew Kargel, a physical education teacher at Linden Middle School was killed in a snowmobile accident on Thursday, March 13.

According to the Michigan State Police-Brighton Post, the crash occurred at approximately 12:30 a.m. at Woodbend Road, near West Judd Road in York Township, which is in Washtenaw County.

The state police said that as Kargel, 34, of Saline, turned a corner, he fell off his snowmobile and was struck by another snowmobile that was following.

Ed Koledo, superintendent of Linden schools said Kargel was in his 10th year with the school district. He had taught PE at the elementary level and was currently one of the middle school PE teachers. “Andy was loved by staff and students alike,” Koledo said. “He had a sense of humor that was unstoppable. Our prayers go out to his family.”

Koledo said the district plans to have extra staff, counselors from the GISD and members from the local ministerial group on hand Friday at the middle school and elsewhere if needed.

The crash remains under investigation. More information will be released as it becomes available.

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