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Driver arrested in teacher’s death

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PLANO - The man suspected of killing a Ferris schoolteacher in a deadly crash was arrested on Halloween, Oct. 31.

Jeremy Davidson turned himself into the Plano Police Department on manslaughter charges after a warrant was issued. Davidson was driving an 18-wheeler, hauling sand on Oct. 18 shortly before 7 a.m. when he allegedly failed to stop at a red light at State Highway 121 and Custer Road in Plano before striking a Ford Focus driven by 33-year old Cynthia Carter.

Carter had taught fifth grade at the Ferris Intermediate School for three years.

Davidson remained in jail on a $20,000 bond.

Ferris Independent School District Superintendent Mike Bodine said the school district was collecting funds for Carter's family.

'The proceeds of that fund will go to the family,' Bodine said.

Anyone wishing to donate was urged to send money to school with their children, drop it off at the administration building or mail it to the district.

All money should be noted, stating it was for the Carter Memorial Fund.

To ensure the smoothest transition possible, a teacher already working at the campus was reassigned to begin teaching Carter's class.

'They're doing well,' Bodine said.

'We had district counselors and psychologists available.'

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