A roofer from Winterville was charged on October 13 in connection to a traffic accident in which his trailer disconnected and collided with a car on N.C. 43 South on October 12, resulting in a Greenville teacher and mother of two suffering fatal personal injuries, according to a North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper.
Trooper J.E. Lee said that 27-year-old Lisa Langemann died at the scene of the collision and her 8-year-old and 1-month-old daughters sustained injuries, but survived the accident.
Pitt County Schools spokeswoman Heather Mayo said that Langemann was in her third year as the second-grade teacher at Bethel Elementary School.
A charge of misdemeanor unintentional death by motor vehicle was filed against 29-year-old John David Ross. The investigation revealed that the homemade trailer had no safety chains or cables attached as backup restraints, as required by North Carolina law, Lee said.
Lee said that Ross and his crew were northbound on N.C. 43 between B Stokes Road and Tull Road in a Chevrolet truck that was towing the homemade trailer loaded with roofing materials and equipment.
Langemann was southbound in a Chevrolet sport utility vehicle with her daughters secured in the back seat. The trailer disconnected at a slight rise in the road as Langemann’s SUV was rounding a slight bend in the road.