Freedom Elementary P.E. teacher in Manatee County dies following accident in St. Petersburg

Jeffrey Wilson was a Freedom Elementary School teacher who passed Monday following a tragic vehicle accident on June 3.

St. Petersburg Police confirmed that Manatee County physical education teacher Jeffrey Wilson died on Tuesday as a result of injuries after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the street in downtown St. Petersburg last weekend.

Wilson, 54, and his wife Ariane, 56, both taught at Freedom Elementary School in Bradenton. Jeffrey Wilson taught physical education while his wife is a kindergarten teacher at the school.

The Manatee County School District released a statement mourning the loss of Wilson.

“Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the Wilson family and the Freedom Elementary School community,” the statement said.

Both Jeffrey and Ariane Wilson were in the crosswalk on 3rd St. N. at about 6:30 p.m. on June 3 when they were struck by a Nissan Rogue turning north on the street from Central Avenue, according to St. Petersburg Police.

Both were taken to the hospital. Ariane Wilson's injuries were not life-threatening and is she is recovering, police said.

The investigation into the incident continuing and the driver of the Nissan Rogue is cooperating, according to a police spokeswoman.

This article originally appeared on Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Vehicle accident claims life of Manatee County P.E. teacher