Greene County teacher killed in accident - WCBD-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Charleston, SC

Greene County teacher killed in accident

Posted: Updated:
SNOW HILL, N.C. - An elementary school teacher was killed Friday evening in a car accident in Greene County.

Highway Patrol says 38-year-old Patricia McLaughlin, of Winterville, was killed around 5:30 p.m. as she was driving east on NC 903 near Snow Hill.

Troopers say McLaughlin ran off the road, hit a ditch and brick column then overturned. McLaughlin was wearing a seat belt.

McLaughlin was a second grade teacher at West Greene Elementary School with Greene County Schools.

According to the school's website, McLaughlin received her undergraduate and graduate degree from East Carolina University and taught at Greene County Schools for 12 years. She lived in Winterville with her husband and two daughters.

Greene County Schools Superintendent,  Dr. Patrick Miller, tells 9 on Your Side that the principal of West Greene Elementary, JoAnn Pennington, along with other staff members, spent the morning calling the parents of the children in McLaughlin's classroom to let them know what happened.

Principal Pennington released this statement to 9 on Your Side: "Mrs. McLaughlin was a caring teacher with a big heart who always looked for ways to help her students suceed. She was an integral part of the second grade team and was known for researching internet resources to enhance lessons and sharing them with her colleagues. She will be missed by everyone in the West Greene Family."

Greene County Schools' crisis team has been mobilized and additional school counselors and support staff will be at the school on Monday morning to assist with grief counseling.

  • Correctional officer back to work after being punched by inmate

    Correctional officer back to work after being punched by inmate

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:43:58 GMT
    Right before incident involving inmate and officerRight before incident involving inmate and officer
    A Berkeley County corrections officer is back to work after being punched in the face by an inmate. The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office says this incident happened on March 28th. Another corrections officer was injured in the incident, involving inmate Benjamin Dubois. According to the police report, the detention officer was moving Dubois to another cell, because they say he kept covering the camera in his cell as well as kicking the door According to the police report,Dubois had a medic...
    A Berkeley County corrections officer is back to work after being punched in the face by an inmate. The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office says this incident happened on March 28th. Another corrections officer was injured in the incident, involving inmate Benjamin Dubois. According to the police report, the detention officer was moving Dubois to another cell, because they say he kept covering the camera in his cell as well as kicking the door According to the police report,Dubois had a medic...
  • Surveillance images released in Summerville bank robbery

    Surveillance images released in Summerville bank robbery

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:03 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:03:33 GMT
    Police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the suspectPolice are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the suspect
    Thursday afternoon at approximately 12:20 p.m. a white male robbed the BBT bank at 10105 Dorchester Road in Summerville.
    Thursday afternoon at approximately 12:20 p.m. a white male robbed the BBT bank at 10105 Dorchester Road in Summerville.
  • Police arrest suspect in Ridgeville, recover stolen vehicles

    Police arrest suspect in Ridgeville, recover stolen vehicles

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:47 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:47:57 GMT
    Samuel Daniel Cooper IIISamuel Daniel Cooper III
    A joint investigation by the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office and the Summerville Police Department resulted in the arrest of one person and the recovery of three stolen vehicles.
    A joint investigation by the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office and the Summerville Police Department resulted in the arrest of one person and the recovery of three stolen vehicles.
Powered by WorldNow

210 W. Coleman Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Telephone: 843.216.4875
Fax: 843.881.3410
Email: news@wcbd.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.