Teacher in lorain county dies from crash
June 7, 2010 · Print This Article
LORAIN – Noemi Pagan, the Lorain teacher injured in a head-on collision in Sheffield Township last week, died of her injuries Sunday at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland.
Lorain school board President Tony Dimacchia said Pagan died Sunday afternoon.
“It’s a great loss for Lorain City Schools,” he said. “She was a great teacher. She was way too young for her family to lose.”
Pagan, 38, was a fourth-grade teacher at Garfield Elementary School. Dimacchia said no memorial plans were in place Sunday night, but he said the district will stand by Pagan’s family during this difficult time.
Pagan’s husband, Brian, is a social studies teacher at General Johnnie Wilson Middle School.
The crash happened Tuesday in the 4300 block of Broadway in Sheffield Township.
According to the Ohio Highway Patrol, Joseph Poyma of Strongsville swerved to avoid a bicyclist, went left of center and collided with Pagan’s car.
Both Poyma and Pagan had to be extricated from their vehicles and were flown to MetroHealth. Poyma has since been released.
No updates on the investigation by the Ohio Highway Patrol were available Sunday night.
Contact Melissa Hebert at 329-7129 or email@example.com.
“It’s a great loss for Lorain City Schools.
She was a great teacher. She was way too young for her family to lose.”
Lorain school board president