Amie Linton, a year six teacher at Norton Primary Academy in Norton, was involved in a collision on Tuesday.
The 33-year-old was driving a silver Nissan Qashqai towards Stokesley at the time of the incident.
Her vehicle collided with a black BMW M4 Coupe on Tanton Road, near Tanton Bridge, in Stokesley, at around 5.30pm.
Miss Linton was rushed to hospital where she sadly passed away.
The driver of the BMW, a 41 year-old man from Ingleby Barwick, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
He was also arrested on suspicion of driving a motor vehicle with an alcohol level above the limit.
North Yorkshire Police said he has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.
Flowers and tributes have been left outside Norton Primary Academy on Berkshire Road for Miss Linton’s family.
People have also taken to social media to pay their respects.
One person posted: “Rip miss Linton thinking off all her family so sad a lovely teacher xx”
Another person commented: “RIP will be sadly missed, my deepest condolences to Miss Linton’s family xx”
A third said: “thinking off you all miss Linton was a fab teacher will be sadly missed xxxx”
A fourth person posted: “Thinking of all your family and friends Mrs Linton going to be missed by everyone at Norton primary”
Another added: “Rip Amie thoughts with your family x loved ones at this sad time xx”
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