The McGregor and Crawford communities honoring the life and legacy of Coach Jerry Lynch who died in an ATV accident Friday just before 5:30pm.
Sgt. Ryan Howard with the Texas Department of Public Safety says troopers responded to an ATV crash on Prairie Chapel Road near Morgan Road, northwest of Crawford.
Troopers found Lynch was driving a Suzuki ATV on a curve along westbound on Prairie Chapel Road.
The ATV went off the road, up a hill and flipped.
Lynch was taken to Baylor Scott and White in Waco where she died.
Lynch was in education for 31 years, 27 of them were at McGregor ISD according to the district superintendent, James Lenamon.
Lenamon sent the following statement to FOX44:
Jerry Lynch was a dedicated and beloved member of the McGregor ISD family. She was a coach, a teacher, a mentor, and a friend to all. She taught students to drive and she taught students the value of service. For the past 17 years, she led the PALS program for the district. Through the PALS program, she challenged her students to, “Go forth and be leaders.” Most importantly, she had a love for McGregor ISD that was unmatched. Jerry will be greatly missed.
In a letter to staff, the Superintendet wrote the following:
Today, we lost a member of our family. In the days ahead we will need to support each other. We will need to support our kids. For now, pray for Jerry’s family. Jerry has been a part of my family’s life for over 17 years. She was a major influence in the lives of both of my daughters.
I will miss my friend.
Lynch’s legacy goes beyond the school district. She was also an active volunteer for the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo. On a Facebook page, the group wrote the following:
Jerry Lynch was a beloved volunteer who served on our Rodeo Committee for many years and she will be greatly missed. Please join us in praying for her family as they navigate this loss. From the bottom of our hearts we thank you, Jerry Lynch, for your service and generous heart.
Details about funeral services are not yet available.