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Top Stories - Beloved Principal Killed in I-10 Crash

There are 82 comments on the First Coast News Jacksonville story from Nov 9, 2007, titled Top Stories - Beloved Principal Killed in I-10 Crash. In it, First Coast News Jacksonville reports that:

GLEN ST. MARY, FL -- The principal of Westside Elementary School died in a one car crash on I-10 Friday morning.

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Michelle

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

#21 Nov 9, 2007
Dave wrote:
Please please wear your seat belt. This tragedy did not have to happen.
According to the teachers that were in her SUV, she WAS wearing her seat belt. She did everything she could to avoid hitting the car in front of her on I-10. I blame this on the criminal who led the police chase that caused the back up on ten this morning.
Michelle

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

#22 Nov 9, 2007
Safety Belt Guy wrote:
Was Mrs. Brannan wearing her belts? Its pretty hard to get ejected from a car if you are properly belted in. I'd give her the failing grade of "F" in Common Sense if she was not wearing her belts.
First of all, you're an insensitive moron. Secondly, YES SHE WAS WEARING A SEAT BELT.
kelly

Thomasville, AL

#23 Nov 9, 2007
HEATHER wrote:
MRS BRANNON WILL BE MISSED SHE WAS MY HIGH SCHOOL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL WHEN I WAS GRADUATING IN 2003
yes and she always took time out for us
Ryan Colbert

Jacksonville, FL

#24 Nov 9, 2007
Stupid remarks wrote:
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I don't think anyone needs you to grade her, jerk. We are greiving here and don't need people like you leaving stupid comments such as that. You must not have anyone that cares about you, or you would think about how stupid comments like that would hurt her family.
Have you ever found yourself hurting over the loss of someone you really care about? Well that is what is going on with many people on here including me and I know you have the right of speech and you should have it but one thing you may not know is something called couth it is respect and obviously you do not understand that. But let me just give you a lesson your mom should have taught you and something that Mrs. Brannan taught me as a student. You do not say stupid stuff. If you want to make comments like that you can carry yourself somewhere else and say stupid stuff. There are way to many websites that allow you to express yourself and you can go to one of them but dont you dare start talking stupidly about somone we all really cared about. May God Bless you and keep you safe because you will need it if you continue to make comments like that.
Ashley

Roberta, GA

#25 Nov 9, 2007
Mrs. Brannan was a wonderful person and a great asset to Baker County schools. It wasn't just a job to her, she really cared about all of her students. She was with me a Westside, Middle school, and high school. In high school I had a problem with tardiness, so she started coming to my house every morning to pick me up, to make sure I was at school on time. She was a great woman and I hope the kids now have someone as good as her to look out for them. My prayers go out to her family. She will be greatly missed by everyone.
kelly _mccabe _arbelo

Thomasville, AL

#26 Nov 9, 2007
Mrs. Brannan was very special to me and i am praying for the family and i hope that the 2 favorite men in her life are doing well. I have never met anyone like her, she was my assistant principal in high school and my best friend after high school, and i always loved to go by her office and talk to her. Just to see how her day went, she was like a mother to me if i had something that i needed to talk about she was always there for me. She would laugh at me and tell me that she probably wasn't going to give me the answer i wanted but that was ok, i needed to hear it most of the time. Even after i graduated and entered the air force we still stayed in touch. She wrote and sent me and my family things just because that's how she was, always giving. She was my matron of honor last year at my wedding, even though i kind of surprised with about a weeks notice. She was truly one of a kind, and as i sit here and try to get through this without my friends and family in macclenny florida (bc i am stationed in idaho)i have to deal with it on my own. So for people that didn't even know her to leave stupid and inconsiderate comments just upsets me, these people need to find something better to do with there time. Being rude is not cute and even though i am not there right now, i can tell you no one from our town thinks its cute either so please do waste your time. See was a very inspriing women and i hope that i can impact as many lives as she has. As she will live on through me.
melinda duran

Hay, WA

#27 Nov 9, 2007
To the family of Mrs. Brannan,I am sadden to hear of your lost. We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Westside has truly lost a great principal. Her sweet smile in the mornings are going to be missed. Bless you all, stay strong.
Judy

Saint Petersburg, FL

#28 Nov 9, 2007
I was so sorry to hear of Kim's death, but I know she is in Heaven right now. She and I went to the same church as teens and young adults. I am so proud of the wonderful woman she became. (I haven't seen her in over 20 years.) My love and prayers for her family, friends, colleagues and students.
Brandon Ayers

Niceville, FL

#29 Nov 9, 2007
I had this great lady when i was in school and like somone said she knew my name and every time she saw me and when i got into trouble she was the first one to talk with me and see how she could help me...... and now im trying to be a police officer. "THANK YOU" Ms.Brannan You will be Missed. Branodn
Brandon Ayers

Niceville, FL

#30 Nov 9, 2007
Was Mrs. Brannan wearing her belts? Its pretty hard to get ejected from a car if you are properly belted in. I'd give her the failing grade of "F" in Common Sense if she was not wearing her belts.
I'm with the safety belt guy on this. It seems that there are just too many bad drivers in the south. The lesson to be learned is don't overcorrect F- "You guys are a*&holes I give you an F and you can fill in the other letters for yourself."
Stephanie

Lake City, FL

#31 Nov 9, 2007
First of all, it hurts so much that some of those people are heartless enough to even SAY that about someone who just lost there life, regardless of who they are or what kind of background they have. Don't tell me that you have buckled up every single car ride!! But she was wearing a belt. I am from Baker County, and went to the highschool there when she was dean, and new her from middle school too. You must understand that Baker COunty is very small and close nit community. Besides that, Kim Brannan was a WONDERFUL person, and I can prove to you that. She was the mother of a son, who by the way is deaf, and a wife to a good man who is a PI at the local sherrifs office. This woman was truly a loving and remarkable woman, and she will be highly missed. We love you Mrs. Brannan!!!!!!! May God let your soul Rest In Peace!!!!
M Gilbert

Bryant, AL

#32 Nov 9, 2007
This is a great loss. Mrs. Brannan will be missed by all that knew her. My thoughts go out to her son and husband.
ashleehdgs

Live Oak, FL

#33 Nov 9, 2007
Safety Belt Guy wrote:
Was Mrs. Brannan wearing her belts? Its pretty hard to get ejected from a car if you are properly belted in. I'd give her the failing grade of "F" in Common Sense if she was not wearing her belts.
You know people are morning the lose of this wonderful woman,if thats the way you feel why not keep it to yourself.None of us no what happened inside of that vehicle.For all we know she could have been wearing it and had to unfasten it for a split second and this horrible accident happened in that second.
ashleehdgs

Live Oak, FL

#34 Nov 9, 2007
We all loved Mrs.Brannan and our thoughts and prayers are with her family.May God Bless You All.Rest your beautiful heart and soul in peace Mrs.Brannan.WE LOVE YOU
Nikole

Peoria, AZ

#35 Nov 9, 2007
We all will miss you very much!
Roberts Family

Reynolds, GA

#36 Nov 9, 2007
bad drivers wrote:
I'm with the safety belt guy on this. It seems that there are just too many bad drivers in the south. The lesson to be learned is don't overcorrect F-<quoted text>
How could you say that.She was a wonderful person.Everyone misses her and hopes to see her again in heaven.I swear there are some rude people out there(bad drivers)!
Katie Yarborough

Jacksonville, FL

#37 Nov 9, 2007
My mother Kathleen Adams was involved in the car crash on 1-10 this morning. Mrs. Brannan was her long time friend. This has came to me as the worst shock of my life. Not only did I lose a mentor I could've lost my mother. Thankfully my mother and the other teachers are doing just fine. Just wanted to let everyone know that they are fine and are trying to recover from this horrible tragedy.
Katie Yarborough

Jacksonville, FL

#38 Nov 9, 2007
Brandon Ayers wrote:
Was Mrs. Brannan wearing her belts? Its pretty hard to get ejected from a car if you are properly belted in. I'd give her the failing grade of "F" in Common Sense if she was not wearing her belts.
I'm with the safety belt guy on this. It seems that there are just too many bad drivers in the south. The lesson to be learned is don't overcorrect F- "You guys are a*&holes I give you an F and you can fill in the other letters for yourself."
According to everyone that knew Kim Brannan knew that she always wore her seat belt. And how would you know what could have happened? Were you there? Didnt think so. Your just some person passing judgment on something you know nothing about. My mother was in that car wreck and I could have easily have lost her as well as Mrs. Brannan. Anyways Mrs. Brannan was a mentor and a friend to everyone she met. She will be greatly missed by everyone.
Anne Moshier

Flat Rock, AL

#39 Nov 9, 2007
There truly aren't any words to say that will sum up the life of someone who touched the hearts of everyone she knew. Without even knowing her very closely, I could see throughout my school years and experiencing her family (son and mother in particular) that she must be a great person. I pray for God to bless her husband, hold her son and comfort her mother. AND I pray for God to forgive those who have used this message board in vein.
Mrs. Kim - you will be remember for the love you gave those little babies at Westside - I happen to know one in particular who loves you a great deal, God rest your soul - may we make you proud!
Riggs Family

Hay, WA

#40 Nov 9, 2007
Sometimes people just dont understand that even principals aren't perfect-but just so they know Karma is not nice.. I could say worse but we're talkin about a truly admired administrater. My boys have been with her since 2003 and they had utmost respect as well as she did for them. Godbless the family and friends of all involved.. I didnt know her all that well, but for people like that to make comments like that is Wrong.

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