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Classes cancelled at Lee County school after fatal crash involving principal, administrator

Posted at 1:29 PM, Oct 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-22 09:16:23-04

**UPDATE (7PM 10/19)** -- Florida Highway Patrol has confirmed that Dawn Baker, the Principal at Temple Christian School, has passed away from injuries sustained in Thursday night's crash in Lehigh Acres.

(Original story below)


LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A North Fort Myers school has canceled all activities after a tragic fatal crash Thursday took the life of an administrator and seriously injured their principal.

A 4-year-old child also died in the crash.

Temple Christian School asked to keep the Baker family in prayers in a Facebook post early Friday.

Troopers say that on Thursday evening, Chet Baker drove into the path of a speeding truck, which hit the left side of his car.  The crash killed Chet Baker, who is a supervisor at Temple Christian School, and 4-year-old Jamison Royce.  

Chet's wife Dawn Baker, the principal at Temple Christian, was critically injured in the crash.