UPDATE: Moss Mill Road accident claims Stockton graduate student, 26

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GALLOWAY – A viewing and services are scheduled today for a 26-year-old Richard Stockton College graduate student and Millville speech teacher who died Tuesday, Dec. 10 after losing control of her vehicle and hitting several objects before coming to a stop on Moss Mill Road near Harvard Terrace.

Lindsey Sickler of Riverside in Burlington County was driving west on Moss Mill Road alone in her 2012 Hyundai Elantra at 9:20 p.m. when she lost control of her vehicle, police said.

Sickler was a speech therapist at Rieck Avenue Elementary School in Millville.

A 2009 graduate of Richard Stockton College, she would have received her master’s degree this Sunday, Dec. 15.

Sickler’s vehicle struck curbs, a stop sign and a tree at the Harvard Terrace intersection.

According to police, the weather was clear and cold and the road surface was dry. The report said Sickler was not wearing her seat belt.

She was rushed to the trauma center at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus with internal injuries and was pronounced dead a short time later.

Galloway Police Officer Patrick Neal is investigating.

Thomasa González, vice president for student affairs at Stockton, issued a statement to the student body Wednesday morning saying the school community was saddened by the “sudden and tragic loss.”

“A 2009 graduate of Stockton with a bachelor of science in speech pathology and audiology, Lindsey graduated magna cum laude with program distinction,” González said. “She was slated to graduate this Sunday in the inaugural class for the master of science in communication disorders program. Lindsey was a speech therapist for the Millville Board of Education.”

A 2005 graduate of Riverside High School class of 2005, Sickler held numerous leadership positions in both high school and at Stockton, González said, including high school senior class president, high school honor society president, and president of the Stockton College Speech and Hearing Club. 

She was a member of Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges, a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, and the recipient of a variety of academic scholarships. 

Sickler was a regular volunteer for several community nonprofit organizations.

“The staff of the offices of the dean of students and the Wellness Center offer support to students, faculty and staff,” González said. “We encourage you to speak with a counselor.”

Sickler is survived by her parents, Marchelle Sickler of Browns Mills and Thomas Sickler Jr. of Burlington Township; her siblings, Brett Sickler of Delran, Holly Sickler of Riverside, and Joe Bowers of Riverside; her 'Poppy,' Bill Craython of Delran; grandmother, Molly Palmer of Texas; grandfather, Thomas Sickler Sr. of Delran; and her great-grandmother, Marie McMullen.

Viewing is scheduled 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18 and 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, followed by her funeral at 11 a.m. Thursday at Sweeney Funeral Home, 337 Bridgeboro St., Riverside. Interment will be in Lakeview Memorial Park, Cinnaminson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts are requested for the Children's Miracle Network, 205 West 700 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101.

Share memories at www.sweeneyfh.com.

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