Janie Queen was a 2010 graduate of Havelock High School

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

Friends went to social media sites to post messages of love for Queen and support for her family.

“I feel like there is no way this is real I can’t believe it. You were the nicest person and only the good die young! Until we meet again. I love you & rest in peace!” Brittany Elizabeth posted on Facebook.

“I know you’re in a better place and I’m praying hard for your family. You’ll be in everyone’s hearts including mine,” posted Emma K. McClellan.

“We lost a very special, beautiful, careful loving person today. … heaven gained a beautiful angel,” posted Rushanna Brumbkow Hughes.

"Thank you for all of the wonderful memories,” Brianna McMahon said in a post. “You truly were a beautiful person inside and out! Your wonderful smile, contagious laugh, and genuine love for life will be forever missed. Although your life was short you made a huge impact on everyone who had the privilege to meet you. I will always consider it a blessing to have held you as one of my closest friends. I’m sitting here tonight with a very heavy heart, but I’m finding some happiness knowing that you are in a better place. God has received a beautiful and wonderful angel. I will miss you so much Janie. Rest in peace beautiful girl."

Two witnesses, a nearby power crewman and the first police officer to arrive on the scene went into the water in an attempt to get to Queen shortly after the crash. However, the car was in about 20 to 25 feet of water, and they were unable to reach her.

Colin Smith, the executive officer at the U.S. Coast Guard Station at Emerald Isle, Brandon Miller, who had just returned from deployment as part of Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2 at Cherry Point, and Havelock Police Lt. Brian Woods all went into the water in an attempt to save the driver after an unidentified MasTec lineman had attempted a rescue.

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