UPDATE: Grade 2 teacher, coach killed in hit & run
A west-end school community is mourning the loss of a teacher.
35-year-old Tom Samson was killed Friday morning while riding his bike near Landsdowne & Davenport.
Samson was hit by 2 minivans as he crossed the street, the driver of the 1st didn't stop.
The grade 2 teacher had been at Swansea Public School, near High Park for 8 years. Samson coached chess & boys' basketball there.
Grief councillors were at Swansea Friday to help any students or staff members who wanted to talk. They will be back again on Monday.
A trust fund has been set up for Samson’s wife at the Bank of Montreal near Windermere & Bloor. It isn't clear if the couple had any children.
The group Advocacy for Respect for Cyclists are planning a memorial ride for Samson next Friday.
Police are still looking for a red or burgundy Chrysler van with front end damage which hit Samson & took off.