SPENCER COUNTY, Ind (WEHT) – South Spencer School Corporation officials have confirmed a teacher was involved in a car accident while returning from a vacation in Alabama.

Mary Kerber, a fourth-grade teacher at Rockport Elementary School, was injured in the crash. Her children also have serious injuries and will have to stay in a hospital for some time to recover.

Rockport Elementary faculty and staff are now accepting donations to help Kerber and her family. Donations can be dropped off to Kellie Harpenau at 316 South 5th Street in Rockport.

Harpenau says the children are improving, adding a group of teachers will travel to Alabama Monday morning to deliver a care package and donate money to the family. Harpenau says they will continue accepting donations for the Kerber family.