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Community responds to loss of middle school teacher, basketball coach Randy Treglown

Published: Saturday, Aug. 1 2015 10:18 p.m. MDT

Police investigate an accident at 9800 South and 4000 West in South Jordan  Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. Elk Ridge Middle School teacher Randy Treglown was hit and killed while jogging near his home and school. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News) Police investigate an accident at 9800 South and 4000 West in South Jordan Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. Elk Ridge Middle School teacher Randy Treglown was hit and killed while jogging near his home and school. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

SOUTH JORDAN — Elk Ridge Middle School teacher Randy Treglown was known for his love for running and kindness to the students he taught.

A Facebook page was created in dedication of the 51-year-old physical education instructor, who died Wednesday when he was struck by a vehicle along 9800 South near 4000 West while Treglown was on a morning jog. Current and former students, friends, and family members gathered to share photos, memories, and condolences to the loss of Treglown.

"When I had Mr. T as my gym teacher I would always have to walk the mile runs because of asthma. He would walk beside me and just talk to me about life. Will never forget how much he supported me. He will be missed by many♥," wrote Brooklyn Furse.

"I always admired that Treglown would jog or ride a bike to school every morning. He had a passion for physical health and he would push his students to be healthy and try their best in class. He was a kind man and it was way too soon for him to go. My sympathy goes out to his family," wrote Cassi Knighton.

Police investigate an accident at 9800 South and 4000 West in South Jordan  Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. Elk Ridge Middle School teacher Randy Treglown was hit and killed while jogging near his home and school. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News) Police investigate an accident at 9800 South and 4000 West in South Jordan Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. Elk Ridge Middle School teacher Randy Treglown was hit and killed while jogging near his home and school. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

The Facebook page was set up shortly after the accident was reported and has 271 members as of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

Condolences for the Treglown family have shown up on Twitter throughout the day, and many express their disbelief of what happened Wednesday morning.

LDS Bishop Jeff Prows wipes away some tears at the scene as police investigate an accident at 9800 South and 4000 West in South Jordan  Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. Elk Ridge Middle School teacher Randy Treglown was hit and killed while jogging near his home and school. Prows is Treglown's bishop. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News) LDS Bishop Jeff Prows wipes away some tears at the scene as police investigate an accident at 9800 South and 4000 West in South Jordan Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. Elk Ridge Middle School teacher Randy Treglown was hit and killed while jogging near his home and school. Prows is Treglown's bishop. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

Treglown, who was married with three sons, was teaching seven classes and 228 students. He has served for 17 years as a physical education teacher at Elk Ridge Middle school.

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