Janie Queen was a 2010 graduate of Havelock High School

Flowers for drowning victim

Flowers and other messages left at the old Church Street Bridge reflect sentiment of those who knew Janie Queen, who lost her life in a crash into Slocum Creek Thursday in Havelock. There is an effort to wear white ribbons in her honor.

Drew C. Wilson
Published: Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 04:25 PM.

Flowers, candles and messages of love now mark the spot of a crash that took the life of a young Havelock woman.

Janie Carol-lyn Queen, 20, died Thursday when the car she was driving left the road near the approach to an aging bridge and plunged into Slocum Creek.

The crash happened shortly before 3 p.m. at the Church Road Bridge, which is scheduled to be closed permanently on Monday.

Queen was pronounced dead at the scene after her body was recovered from the submerged car, according to a Friday release from the Havelock Police Department.

Now a make-shift memorial has been created at the corner of the bridge with several people leaving flowers. A large poster simply reads "We love you Janie."

Queen was a 2010 graduate of Havelock High School. She was a former cheerleader and softball player, and participated in the music program during high school.

There is an effort on to wear white ribbons in Queen's honor. Those planning to attend tonight's Havelock High home football game against West Carteret are being asked to wear white ribbons as well.



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