School Mourns Death Of Teacher

Students and staff of a Tri-State school are in mourning today after news that one of their teachers was killed over the weekend.

Nikki Armstrong, 28, of Golf Manor died from injuries she sustained from an accident on I-75 Saturday afternoon. She was beginning her second year teaching Spanish at Mason High School.

According to police reports, Sammy Couch of Elsmere lost control of his vehicle causing it to flip several times down an inclined median. His vehicle then landed on top of Armstrong's. As a result, the 1998 Toyota Camry Armstrong was driving slid in front of a tractor trailer rig which dragged it nearly 140 feet and came to rest against a guard rail.  Traffic was stopped for nearly six hours.

Armstrong was extricated from her car and transported to University Hospital where she died Sunday.

Mason High School officials say grief counselors are available for students and staff trying to cope with the loss.

Couch was treated and released from the hospital for injuries sustained in the accident. There were no other injuries.