‘Our hearts are broken’: Spartanburg Co. teacher dies in crash on way to school

Spartanburg School District Five confirmed 47-year-old Betty Bohmer was killed in the crash. (Source: WHNS)
Published: Aug. 23, 2023 at 8:12 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 23, 2023 at 4:44 PM EDT
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ROEBUCK, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Spartanburg School District Five confirmed that one of their teachers passed away Wednesday morning during a crash near Dorman High School.

South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers said the crash happened around 7:00 a.m. at Highway 221 and SC-290. According to troopers, the victim was trying to turn left onto SC-290 from Highway 221 when they were hit by a truck coming the other way. The Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 47-year-old Betty Bohmer. They added that the other driver was taken to the hospital with injuries. However, their current condition is unknown.

Betty Bohmer
Betty Bohmer(Spartanburg School District 6)

According to the district, Bohmer was a theatre teacher at Duncan Elementary School of the Arts and had been a part of the Spartanburg District Five for 23 years. The district said during her 23-year career, she also taught drama at D.R. Hill Middle School and worked in the Freshmen Academy at Byrnes High School.

“Our hearts are broken,” said Spartanburg District Five Superintendent Dr. Randall Gary. “This loss reaches far beyond the three schools this teacher has called home, and impacts our entire district.”

Funeral arrangements for Bohmer haven’t been announced. However, the district said they will release the details as soon as they are finalized.

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