Woman killed in storm was art teacher, had 2 sons

<p>Authorities have identified the New Fairfield woman killed in Tuesday's powerful storm as a 41-year-old teacher.</p>

News 12 Staff

May 17, 2018, 7:04 PM

Updated 2,200 days ago

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Authorities have identified the New Fairfield woman killed in Tuesday's powerful storm as a 41-year-old teacher.
Lauren Svendsen was a middle and high school art teacher in the North Salem School District in New York.
As News 12 has reported, she died at the scene when a tree crashed down on her car on Brush Hill Road near Gilotti Road. Svendsen's 3-year-old survived the impact, and rescuers pulled him from the vehicle. He wasn't hurt.
"Adored by her students, Lauren passionately taught them in a way that connected art and personal life," her district's superintendent said in a statement.
Supporters have set up a GoFundMe campaign to benefit Svenden's husband and her two sons.
"A family has lost a mother, a wife, and it's tremendously sad," says New Fairfield Selectman Khris Hall.


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