Funeral Plans Set For Teen Killed In Wreck

Funeral plans have been announced for Hannah Loy, a 17 year old from Pine Knoll Shores killed in a car wreck Sunday.

Loy's funeral will be Saturday at Glad Tidings Church in Morehead City at 2 p.m. Her obituary says the family will receive visitors following the service.

Loy died in a car accident on Highway 17 in Onslow County Sunday. Troopers said they were investigating whether Loy fell asleep behind the wheel. She was a student at West Carteret High School.

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Counselors are meeting with grieving students at West Carteret High School today after the death of one of their classmates.

West Carteret High Principal Carolyn Heller says counselors are meeting with students in the media center who are upset over the death of 17-year-old Hannah Loy. The Highway Patrol says Loy was killed in a car wreck Sunday evening in Onslow County. Heller says counselors from other schools in the county have come to West Carteret today to make sure students have someone to talk to.

Heller says Loy was a senior at West Carteret who will be missed. "She really was a beautiful young lady who had everything going for her," Heller told WITN. "She was extremely talented in art; that was her passion." Heller said Loy was also interested in cosmetology and studied that in the afternoons.

The principal says Loy was on her way home from visiting her father in Wilmington. Heller says authorities believe the girl fell asleep at the wheel.

Heller says the mood at West Carteret is very somber, noting that some students learned of Loy's death when they got to school.

The Highway Patrol says Loy died after her car flipped on Highway 17 in Verona in Onslow County around 5:45 p.m. Sunday. The car landed upside down in six to eight inches of water. Troopers are investigating what caused the wreck, but they have ruled out speed and alcohol.

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A 17-year-old high school student was killed Sunday in a wreck in Onslow County according to Highway Patrol.

Troopers say Hannah Loy of Pine Knoll Shores was driving north on Highway 17 in Verona around 5:30 p.m. when her car ran up onto the center median. They say she then overcorrected and ran off the right side of the road crashing into a group of small trees and landing upside down in about 6 to 8 inches of standing water. Loy was pronounced dead at the scene.

Troopers say she was a student at West Carteret High School.

The crash is still under investigation. Troopers say neither speed nor alcohol are believed to be factors in the crash. They say are trying to determine if Loy had fallen asleep at the wheel.

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