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Laveen community mourns school principal killed in car crash

Lisa Sandomir, a principal in Phoenix's Laveen School District, died Wednesday from injuries she sustained after a car crash.

PHOENIX — The long-time principal of Maurice C. Cash Elementary School has died after sustaining injuries from a car crash on Tuesday, school district officials said.

Lisa Sandomir, Cash Elementary's principal for the last 16 years, died Wednesday as a result of a car collision that happened the day before. 

The school's students and staff are planning to memorialize Sandomir with a special event Friday evening. 

In a statement, the Laveen School District Governing Board said Sandomir was known for her devotion to providing students with a positive learning environment. 

"For so many years we have watched her lead the Cash Community with excellence," the school board stated. "Her love and generosity will be carried forward in the thousands of people she impacted."

In 2015, Sandomir received the Rodel Exemplary Principal award for demonstrating excellent leadership skills and boosting student achievement. 

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