Longtime Jacksonville educator killed in Monday night wreck

by Stephanie Frazier, Digital Content Producer KLTV

Former Jacksonville ISD teacher and principal Jean Mixon died Monday in a wreck.

The wreck occurred on Monday around 5 p.m., Jacksonville Police Department told the Jacksonville Daily Progress. It happened at the intersection of Loop 456 and Drip Rock Road, officials confirmed.

Mixon was driving a Chevrolet Equinox and was southbound on Loop 456 and turned left, colliding with a Chevrolet pickup truck that was traveling northbound, officials said. She died, officials say, while the driver of the pickup received minor injuries.

Mixon was a teacher for 20 years, the Progress reports, and was principal of East Side Elementary School for 20 years.

The funeral for Mixon will be held in Jacksonville on Thursday at Autry Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Visitation will be Wednesday night from 5 to 7 p.m.