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.