Newton teacher killed after being struck by a car

NEWTON, Kansas – Harvey County authorities say a 28-year-old teacher died after being hit by a car.

The sheriff’s office says 28-year-old Crystal Stauffer of Newton died after she was struck Tuesday on a road west of Newton in Harvey County.

She was a physical education teacher at Santa Fe Middle School in Newton. Stauffer had worked for the district since 2010 and was married last July.

The 40-year-old Halstead woman driving the car stopped and called 911. She was not hurt.

The sheriff’s office says the accident is still under investigation.

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