ST. GEORGE — A woman has died from injuries suffered when she was hit by the side of a truck while out running with a friend along the shoulder of Red Hills Parkway Friday.
Terri Lusk was taken by ambulance to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George after the accident occurred around 7:30 a.m. Friday. She was then taken into surgery, St. George Police Capt. Michael Giles said, in an effort to save her life.
Lusk was a teacher at Dixie Middle School where she headed up the science department. Dixie Middle School Assistant Principal Sheri Fisher wrote to the school’s staff early Friday afternoon to inform them of the tragic situation that had occurred.
“She is in critical condition in ICU and her family is with her,” Fisher said. “They requested I wait until this evening to contact them and the hospital for an update. Our hearts and prayers go out to her and her family.”
Early Saturday, Fisher confirmed that Lusk had passed away Friday night due to her injuries.
“I am sorry to inform you of Terri’s passing last night,” Fisher wrote. “Her husband said the doctors did all that they could do. She will be greatly missed!”
Lusk was a fantastic colleague, touched so many lives and taught hundreds of kids, said Carrie Heaton, a teacher’s aide at Dixie Middle School.
“She was a lot of everything a teacher should be,” Heaton said. “She was a nearly rabid advocate for student success. I will miss her each day I go to work. No one made fun of my snake phobia quite like Terri.”
The St. George Marathon Facebook posted a message of condolence for the Lusk family Saturday:
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Lusk family at this time of loss and heartache. Our concerns are for each of our runners during training season. Please be safe and cautious.
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