A message from Royse City ISD regarding tragic accident that took the life of crossing guard

ROYSE CITY, TX (Sept. 20, 2021) The following message was shared on social media this afternoon from Royse City ISD:

Royse City ISD Families,

With permission from the family, it is with disbelief and immense sadness that I share that Mrs. Melissa Williams, a Miss May Vernon Elementary staff member/crossing guard, was fatally struck by a vehicle in a terrible accident this morning during student drop off.
Fate DPS reports the following, “At approximately 7:30 AM a driver of a vehicle experienced a possible medical emergency while driving on Miss May Drive in Fate. The vehicle entered a Royse City ISD school zone striking the crossing guard and then a vehicle. The Royse City ISD crossing guard was fatally wounded and taken by ground transportation to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Lake Pointe.”
Mrs. Williams was a beloved staff member in Royse City ISD for 14 years. She began working in the school district’s Extended Day Program in 2007. In 2009, she was hired as a teachers aide, most recently serving in Pre-Kindergarten. To put it simply, she was deeply loved by students and staff. This loss has a profound impact on the school community at Miss May Vernon and the RCISD staff.
I ask for the Royse City ISD community to pray for Mrs. Williams’ family, the Miss May Vernon Elementary Staff and all involved as they grapple with this sudden and tragic accident. As a Bulldog Family we must rally to support MMV. A coordinated counseling response team is in place for as long as needed.
Kevin Worthy, Superintendent, Royse City ISD

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