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Support Pours In For Family Of Long Island Teacher Killed In Hit-Run Crash

Michael McDermott, 37
Michael McDermott, 37 Photo Credit: GoFundMe

Support is pouring in for the popular Long Island high school teacher and coach killed in a hit-and-run crash over the weekend.

Michael McDermott, 37, a teacher at Kings Park High School, was jogging on the shoulder of the southbound lane of Lake Avenue, north of Oak Street in Saint James, when he was struck by a southbound 2014 Nissan sedan at 12:21 p.m. Sunday, July 14, Suffolk County Police said.

McDermott taught physical education and coached junior varsity baseball at Kings Park.

He was "an amazing father, husband, teacher, coach, friend and mentor to so many people," according to a GoFundMe page started to give financial support to his family.

Kings Park Central School District Superintendent Timothy T. Egan said McDermott was "a wonderful man, talented teacher/coach, and beloved member of our staff, and this news will be shocking to all that knew him. The district is in the process of reaching out to mental health staff to provide support for both students and staff."

The GoFundMe page, which has a goal of $30,000, can be visited by clicking here.

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