DECATUR COUNTY, GA (WALB) - A first grade teacher was killed in a car crash on her way to school in Decatur County this morning.
56-year old Nancy Barineau ran off the road at Highways 27 and 262, hit a ditch and then slammed into a culvert.
The West Bainbridge Elementary teacher was killed.
Troopers don't know what caused her to crash.
Decatur County School Superintendent Fred Rayfield issued the following statement to school staff and the media:
"It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that Nancy Barineau, a first-grade teacher at West Bainbridge Elementary, passed away this morning as result of a one car automobile accident. Ms. Barineau was a veteran teacher of 23 years and had been with the Decatur County School System for nine years. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Ms. Barineau as they continue to deal with this tragic loss. We will continue to lift her family, West Bainbridge Elementary faculty, staff, and students and the Decatur County School family up in our prayers as they deal with the days ahead. We will pass any arrangements and details along as we receive them. May God continue to bless each of during this difficult time."