Today, students and staff members at Skyview Elementary School in Bibb Country are mourning the loss of a fellow colleague and teacher, Nathan Beiswenger. According to reports circulating this morning, Nathan Beiswenger was jogging on a road near his home when he was struck by a large vehicle, supposedly a 2003 model Chevy Avalance. Nathan Beiswenger is believe to have died at the scene before medical responders arrived. The incident occurred in the early morning hours, at about 20 minutes to 7 a.m.
The Nathan Beiswenger incident is believed to be an accident. Visibility was low when the incident occurred it is very possible that neither Nathan nor the vehicle’s drivers saw one another. Although Nathan Beiswenger moved out of the way to initially avoid one vehicle, he moved into the pathway of another, which happened to be the SUV. He was wearing reflective gear when he was hit from behind by the vehicle.
Area joggers largely agree that the area is unsafe due to poor lighting and no designated area for joggers to travel. Nathan Beiswenger was running in the middle of the road when this incident occurred, so it is clear that the area was a risky one for jogging activity. Our condolences go out to his family and friends.