20-year-old teacher's assistant dies in car crash – WXII12 Winston-Salem

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A 20-year-old woman who was a teacher’s assistant was killed in a car crash in Alamance County.
The Alamance-Burlington School System said Emma Leigh Rowland, of Graham, was a teacher’s assistant at Eastlawn Elementary School.
The North Carolina Highway Patrol said Rowland was killed after a truck failed to stop at a stop sign. The crash occurred Tuesday morning just before 7:30 a.m. on Lindley Mill Road near Moores Chapel Cemetery Road.
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Troopers said Alex Michael Millager, 35, of Siler City was traveling east on Moores Chapel Cemetery Road when he failed to stop at the stop sign and hit Rowland.
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Troopers said Millager was uninjured in the crash. They also said neither impairment nor speed is believed to be a contributing factor in the crash.
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Investigators are set to meet with the Alamance County District Attorney’s office regarding the crash and said charges are pending against Millager.
The school system issued the following statement:
“It is with great sadness that we share that one of our own Eastlawn Elementary School Instructional Assistants was killed today in a car accident. We are deeply saddened and send our most heartfelt condolences to Emma Rowland’s family. Rowland worked with our kindergarten and second graders.
“Counselors have been at the school today and will return tomorrow to help our school community cope with this loss and help them through the grieving process. If your student would like to talk to a counselor, please let them know they’re available.
“Described by her principal as a team player who was always positive and student-centered, Ms. Rowland was a graduate of Alamance Burlington Early College High School and came to work for ABSS in April 2021.”
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