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Wake teacher killed in Hyde County wreck

Imelda Corral-Mills, 28, was a fourth-grade teacher at Forestville Elementary School in Knightdale.

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KNIGHTDALE, N.C. — A memorial was held Thursday for a Wake County teacher who died in a wreck while on her way to a conference.

Imelda Corral-Mills, a fourth-grade teacher at Forestville Elementary School in Knightdale, was involved in a wreck in Hyde County on Monday and died, authorities said. No details of the incident were available Thursday.

Corral-Mills was headed to Ocracoke for a week of training sessions when the wreck occurred, authorities said.

The 28-year-old was pregnant with her first child, friends said.

On Thursday coworkers remembered Corral-Mills at a memorial service. Other Wake County teachers and principals volunteered at Forrestville so coworkers could attend the service.

"She always had a smile on her face," coworker Malinda Kramer said.

Marie Beltran described Corral-Mills as having "an inner peace to her – an inner glow."

Corral-Mills taught Lavern Battle's son.

"I know that I have a different child today because he knew her," Battle said.

Friends said Corral-Mills was rarely apart from her husband, Sam.

Counselors have been at th school all week to assistant faculty and students.