In Hunt County, the community of Wolfe City has been shaken by the tragic death of a local elementary school teacher.
Amy Cox died Friday evening on U.S. Highway 69 on the outskirts of Trenton. Sherman-based KXII-TV reports that Cox had just watched her high school freshman daughter play volleyball at Trenton. It was about 6:30 p.m.
Trenton Fire Chief C.J. Fillingham told KXII that Cox had an unspecified medical episode that caused her to leave the road. Cox’s vehicle went off the highway and into a ditch. Trenton firefighters responded to a call reporting the incident but found Cox unresponsive. She was pronounced dead at an area hospital. The cause of death has not been released.
Cox, who taught first grade at Wolfe City, had been a teacher for 17 years. Wolfe City ISD superintendent Anthony Figueroa says that all Wolfe City campuses will have grief counselors on site throughout this week. Figueroa also said that he along with other staff and counselors will be meeting with Cox’s students today.
Cox leaves behind a daughter in ninth grade, a son in second grade and a husband. Cox’s funeral has been scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Wolfe City. Classes will dismiss for the day at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday morning so that students, faculty and staff may attend. In lieu of flowers, the family has set up an Amy Cox Memorial Elementary Reading Scholarship Fund at Alliance Bank.