Teacher Still Critical After New Year's Crash
Students rally to show support
Denali Montessori special education teacher Ashley Brotherton is still in critical condition after being hit by a truck on New Year’s Day.
The school is coming together to make sure the first-year teacher knows she’s not alone during her recovery.
Every since they heard the news of Ashley Brotherton’s accident, Denali Montessori students continue to send her get well wishes.
Ashley’s been in critical condition with severe head trauma, but makes significant progress every day – she’s now alert and talking. And her students couldn’t be more thrilled.
Ashley’s fellow teachers came together to make sure her parents, up from Colorado, are also taken care of while they’re in Anchorage – signing up to bring them meals and snacks during their hospital visits.
As Ashley recovers, teachers hope they have even more good news to share with the kids, and the kids hope their words will help Miss Ashley be back in the classroom a little sooner.
Ashley’s boyfriend, Clayton Wilbanks, was upgraded from fair to good and was released from Providence Wednesday. Meanwhile, the driver who hit them, 21-year-old Tex Daniels, has not been charged at this point. Police say they’re still investigating the crash, and waiting on toxicology results.