RENO (AP) — Students at Cold Springs Middle School north of Reno are mourning the loss of a teacher — the latest victim of a fatal accident between a car and pedestrian.
Norman Waller was struck Friday night by a passing vehicle at a crosswalk on North Virginia Street near the Bonanza Casino.
Waller was new to the school this year after spending the nine previous years teaching in Gerlach.
His friend and fellow teacher Travis Stransky told KOLO-TV that teaching was Waller’s life. He says he had a great passion for it and did it well.
Police say the driver was a 31-year-old woman. The accident remains under investigation but neither alcohol nor the speed of travel appear to have been a factor.