GARNER, N.C. (WTVD) -- A 4th grade teacher is suspected of speeding and driving under the influence prior to causing a deadly crash just outside Garner.
Wake County Public School Systems confirmed Lauren Stewart, 28, was a 4th grade teacher at East Garner Elementary School.
North Carolina State Highway Patrol said Stewart was the person behind the wheel of a Ford C-Max that slammed head-on into a Chevrolet Suburban on Jones Sausage Road on Thursday around 7:30 p.m.
Authorities said Stewart was headed westbound when her car crossed the center line.
Stewart and the driver of the Suburban, 53-year-old Calvin Stewart, both died from injuries caused by the crash. Lauren and Calvin were not related.
Four other people were inside the Suburban driven by Calvin: two adults, a teenager and an infant. They were all taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The Highway Patrol said the preliminary investigation revealed that speed and alcohol were factors in the crash, both being attributed to Lauren Stewart. The investigation is still ongoing.
Wake County teacher possibly impaired, speeding in deadly head-on crash near Garner: Highway Patrol
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