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.
The mum-of-one was rushed to hospital where she sadly passed away.
Floral tributes have been left outside of the Berkshire Road school as many penned emotional messages to the “lovely” teacher.
The Northern Education Trust, which runs Norton Primary Academy, has also expressed its ” heartfelt condolences to her partner, daughter and whole family at this devastating time”.
In a statement on Friday, a spokesperson said: “It is with great sadness that we write this tribute to Amie Linton.
“Everyone at Northern Education Trust and particularly at Norton Primary Academy are all deeply shocked and upset at the sudden and tragic death of Amie following a car crash on Tuesday evening, 14 July 2020.
“Amie was highly respected by the whole team at Norton Primary Academy, and was an integral part of the school – she had recently been promoted to phase leader.
“She was an inspiring success story, progressing from teaching assistant to higher level teaching assistant, to trainee teacher and then to phase leader.
“Amie was fully dedicated to teaching, and championed the children at every opportunity.
“Her pupils loved her and she will be hugely missed by all who knew her.”
Miss Linton was also a popular netball player.
Hambleton Netball League said its players have been left “devastated” following the loss of one of its “netball family”.
In a Facebook post, the league said: “It is with extreme sadness and a heavy heart that we tragically lost one of our netball family yesterday.
“Amie, WA from Stokesley Netball Club, was and beautiful and funny inside and out.
“We are sending a card on the leagues behalf and will be having a collection as requested by some league members.”
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Investigations are currently ongoing into the collision on Tuesday.
North Yorkshire Police confirmed 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.
The force said he has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.
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