Friends, family honor crash victim at football game

Friends, family honor crash victim at football game

Friends, family honor crash victim at football game (Reporter: Jon Erickson)

CRAVEN COUNTY - White ribbons dotted the crowd at Havelock's home football game Friday night.

The ribbons memorialized Janie Queen, a 2010 Havelock alumna who died Thursday when her car crashed into Slocum Creek.

"Everybody misses her," Queen's sister, Fiance Bryant, said.

Queen's sudden death robbed her family and friends of the ability to say goodbye; they wrote messages to Janie on balloons they planned to release at Havelock's game against West Carteret High School.

"The good die young," Brandon Fung said, adding that Queen was "like a little sister."

Police continue to investigate the crash.

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Havelock Police have identified the driver killed in a Thursday crash.   Janie Carollyn Queen, 20, was driving down Church Road when her car went into a creek.

Queen graduated from Havelock High School in 2010. To honor her memory, friends and students are wearing a white ribbon.

A memorial with flowers, candles, and letters was erected on Church Road Bridge for Queen.

Preliminary investigation suggests that Queen drowned after the vehicle was submerged in the water.

Queen was pronounced dead at the scene by Havelock EMS staff.

The accident is still under investigation.


The investigation continued Friday morning into what caused a fatal crash Thursday in which a woman's car ran off a road and into a creek.

The woman was driving a white 2001 Toyota Camry eastbound on Church Road when the car ran off the road to the left and into Slocum Creek, according to a Havelock Police spokeswoman.

The crash happened about 3 p.m.

A dive team from Atlantic Beach went about 20 feet underwater to help recover the car.

A Cherry Point Marine and a member of the Coast Guard tried to save the woman after seeing a car in the water.

"We went down and tried to go get her," said Brandon Miller, a sergeant who returned from his third deployment earlier this month.

"It's heartbreaking," Miller said of the incident.

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