Beloved Cross River school teacher dies from injuries suffered in Cape Cod hit-and-run

Wellfleet police say they found 59-year-old Jeffrey Richardson lying on the road with severe head injuries on Monday night.

News 12 Staff

Jul 14, 2023, 2:28 AM

Updated 320 days ago

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A longtime northern Westchester County teacher died after being involved in a hit-and-run on Cape Cod.
Wellfleet police say they found 59-year-old Jeffrey Richardson lying on the road with severe head injuries on Monday night.
He died the next day.
Richardson taught music for over 30 years at John Jay High School in Cross River.
There are dozens of public comments from former students mourning him.
Melissa DeCarlo Recknor shared a photo with News 12 of the two of them and wrote, "I have had some incredible mentors who became family, who changed my life, and who encouraged me when I doubted myself. Jeff Richardson was one of the first..."


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