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Family remembers Franklin County teacher killed in crash; investigation ongoing

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Posted at 10:06 PM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-15 05:24:21-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The family of a beloved Franklin County High School teacher who died in a wreck is opening up about the loss and carrying on his legacy.

Adam Hyatt was described as a beloved teacher, father, and friend.

“He always wanted to do what was best for his family, his church, his community, and all that went back to God,” said Jonathon Scott, Hyatt’s brother.

It's been more three months since 38-year-old Hyatt was killed in a crash on I-75 in Whitley County when he was hit from behind while stopped in traffic.

Scott and Hyatt’s sister April Hyatt says it hasn't gotten any easier.

“You could see in his daily life what he poured into everything that he did," said Scott. "He had so much passion for helping people."

That passion was apparent through Hyatt’s work at Franklin County High School. Outside of teaching, he sponsored Beta Club, was a bass fishing coach, organized a yearly blood drive, and attended every sporting event he could.

“I have people approach me ALL the time, people I don't know, telling me about what he did for their kid,” said April Hyatt.

KSP's investigation into the crash is ongoing. No word yet on why the driver may have hit Adam.

“He's got to live with a lot. Regardless of what actually happened, I don't really know what happened,” said Scott.

What they do know is that Adam Hyatt’s legacy lives on.

“On a personal level, be kind, and if you see someone who needs help, help them because that's what he would do,” said April Hyatt.

His family says Hyatt volunteered for the Wanda Joyce Robinson Foundation which serves families of the incarcerated. They have named a scholarship in Hyatt’s honor.

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