PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. -- The Gwinnett medical examiner has identified the woman who died after her car plunged into a pond Wednesday morning.
According to a Gwinnett County press release, it happened around 7:30 a.m.
53-year-old Laura Jones Tavel from Duluth was driving east on Peachtree Corners Circle (between Peachtree Parkway and Medlock Bridge Road) when she went off the road around a curve and into a retention pond.
Tavel was a teacher at River Trail Middle School in Fulton County.
Thursday the school issued the follow statement:
Fulton County Schools and River Trail Middle School express their deepest condolences to Mrs. Tavel's family. She was a seventh grade social studies teacher since the school opened in 2001 and had developed many caring relationships with students, parents and coworkers.