Family remembers teacher killed while jogging

Amanda Malloy was remembered fondly Sunday as someone who lived for the moment as family and friends said goodbye to the fourth-grade teacher, who was killed last week. Amanda's father, Patrick Malloy,

News 12 Staff

Nov 10, 2008, 8:52 PM

Updated 5,729 days ago

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Amanda Malloy was remembered fondly Sunday as someone who lived for the moment as family and friends said goodbye to the fourth-grade teacher, who was killed last week.
Amanda's father, Patrick Malloy, recalled a time when he noticed his picture in the center of a collage of pictures of her friends. "She said, 'You're my best friend Daddy, you're my best friend,' " Malloy says.
According to police, the 29-year-old teacher and karate instructor was killed Thursday when an SUV struck her and her friend, Vincent Saunders, while they were jogging along Route 110 in Huntington. Saunders is still hospitalized.
Police say 19-year-old Shea Rosen, who was driving the SUV, was high on drugs when he hit Malloy and Saunders. He was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and police say more charges could be forthcoming.
"It's terrible this time, we're going through right now, but we don't want to remember [Amanda] for dying - she had an amazing life," says Joe Malloy, Amanda's uncle.
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