2012 alumnus dies in car crash
Devin Spence, a 2012 graduate of Towson and teacher at Manchester Valley High School in Carroll County, died Monday after his car collided with a private school bus.
Icy road conditions are thought to have caused the crash, according to Eldersburg Patch.
Spence’s car, a 2001 Ford Focus, was traveling north on Sullivan Road, when he encountered a sharp turn, sliding across the center line, spinning sideways before hitting an oncoming school bus that was entering the turn southbound.
Spence was on his way to work when the crash occurred, where he had been teaching math for less than a year.
Randy Clark, the principal at Manchester Valley, said he started at the school in August, and taught courses such as Algebra I, Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry and Advanced Placement Statistics.
After school, Spence ran the weight room for workouts for students, and was scheduled to work with the girl’s lacrosse team during the spring.
Spence also founded D.S. Solutions, a math tutoring company, which is described on the company’s website as growing “… out of a passion to reach and teach successful students who had forgotten just how successful they truly were.”
The bus that Spence’s car crashed into was taking five students to Delone Catholic High School in Pennsylvania, according to Patch. No students were hurt in the accident.
Clark said Spence was an energetic and enthusiastic teacher, and his students will surely miss him.
“[He] worked hard to make math easy and interesting for his students,” Clark said. “He was always willing to freely give up his time to help students outside of the classroom. He was an outstanding teacher who made his mark on our school in less than one year on our staff.”