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October 22, 2015

Driver who fatally hit South Jersey teacher charged with drug possession

Allison McGinnis taught at the Helen Fort/Newcomb Middle School in Pemberton and was one of two killed in the incident

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Allison McGinnis Helen Fort/Newcomb Middle School/W.R. Woody Funeral Home Inc./Contributed Art

Allison McGinnis, 29, English Language teacher at Helen Fort/Newcomb Middle School.

An investigation into an incident that took the life of beloved South Jersey teacher Allison McGinnis, 29, of Southampton, alleges that the driver of the vehicle was in possession of drugs at the time of the crash.

According to the Burlington County Times, Patrick Miller, 28, of New Hanover, has been charged with failure to maintain a lane, reckless driving and possession of a controlled dangerous substance as a result of the Aug. 27 incident on Rt. 206.

McGinnis was running near the roadside when she was struck and killed.

The incident also left David Eldridge, 31, of Wrightstown, dead.

Read the full Burlington County Times article here.