Karamdeep 'Kam' Dhaliwal of Sanger dies of injuries
Another popular member of the school district family has died as the result of an auto accident.
Karamdeep "Kam" Dhaliwal, 30, died on Feb. 9 from injuries suffered in an auto accident on Feb. 1 at the intersection of Jensen and Del Rey avenues.
Dhaliwal was driving west on Jensen Avenue, when a car driven by a Sanger High student, going north on Del Rey Avenue apparently drove into Dhaliwal's path, said CHP officer Victor Taylor. The other driver had moderate injuries. Her name is not being released because she is a juvenile, said Taylor.
The accident is still under investigation.
A celebration of life for Sequoia Elementary School's Terry Peyton - another recent auto accident victim - was held just last Saturday.
Dhaliwal was part of Sanger Unified's after school LEAP program. (LEAP stands for Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program.)
So, technically, she was not a district employee because LEAP staff are hired through the California Teaching Fellows Foundation, said Sanger Unified's Mandy Chacon who oversees the LEAP program.
"Dhaliwal had worked for LEAP for four plus years. She was a leader, with a class of 20 students first at Reagan, then at Quail Lake. Then last year she was promoted to be the Madison coordinator, in charge of the whole program at Madison," said Chacon.
In just a day after posting the story of Dhaliwal's death on the Sanger Herald Facebook page the story had been viewed more than 7,000
times and more than 50 comments had been left on the page.
Here are a few of the typical comments from the Facebook page:
• "My son and daughter were in her LEAP class at Madison. She always had a smile on her face every time I picked up my kids. She will definitely be missed. I'm seriously crying as I write this because she was such a sweet person. I only knew her from my kids school but that's how much she touched people. She took such good care of the kids and I know she loved each and every one of them. RIP Miss Kam."
- Kristie Martinez
• "She was always so kind when others were not. She could see the good in everyone."
- Yvonne Correia
• "One of the nicest humans I’ve ever met. May her beautiful soul Rest In Peace."
- Lydia Medina
• "She was one kind soul. Beyond sad."
- Karen Gaines