Investigators release new information on death of Newton teacher

Crystal Stauffer (KSN News)
Crystal Stauffer (KSN News)

NEWTON, Kansas – Harvey County authorities have released new details in the death of a 28-year-old teacher who 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.

Investigators believe the accident was caused when the 40-year-old driver rolled her window back up after having dirt blow into her car by a passing vehicle.

Authorities say she had no time to respond and stop from hitting Stauffer.

She stopped and called 911. She was not hurt in the accident.

Officials say no charges are being filed at this time. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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