Robbinsville Schools Superintendent killed in crash, schools closed

- SKYFOX was over the scene of a fatal accident involving a pedestrian in Mercer County, New Jersey Tuesday morning. The victim in the crash has now been identified as the Robbinsville Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Steven Mayer.

The crash occurred shortly before 7:00 a.m.  in Robbinsville along Route 526 and Robbinsville Edinburg Road.

School and city officials said in a statement Tuesday morning that Dr. Mayer was jogging near his home when he was struck by a vehicle and killed.

All Robbinsville schools will be closed on Wednesday, and crisis counseling will be offered at Robbinsville High School later in the day.

Robbinsville School District posted the following statement on their website:

Robbinsville Friends and Families,

With a heavy heart, we share with you devastating news that our beloved Dr. Steven Mayer, Superintendent of Schools passed away this morning from a tragic accident. All Robbinsville Schools will be closed today, Tuesday, April 19, 2016.  Crisis Counseling will be available at Robbinsville High School in the commons area this afternoon.  More details on the specific timing will be forthcoming. As a community, we ask that you keep the Mayer Family in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you for your support, Robbinsville School Board of Education and Administration

The investigation is ongoing. 

Flowers can be placed in Dr. Mayer's memory at the gazebo at Foxmoor Community Park on Washington Boulevard.

A candlelight vigil has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday night at the park gazebo.

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