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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  • by Jonathan on Mar 10, 2011 at 11:08 PM
    Its been 3 months and I still cannot believe you are gone :(
  • by Sarah Location: Newport on Dec 10, 2010 at 08:30 AM
    I have realized for a week now that god has taken you away from earlier than expected! But it is now as I have watched the video of the news (again), that it has really sunk in. It is very hard to know that as people go into their classes, you won't be there, and it will be sad! But they also have to realize that you are in a much much better place, with god!!! He will take very good care of you!! I will be praying for the family and loved ones!! Say hello to my grandaddy for me!! We will ALL love and miss you Hannah Marie Loy!!!
  • by Rachel Location: Newport on Dec 9, 2010 at 05:05 PM
    Our Dearest Hannah, I can not believe you're gone. But even with this great distance, you will never be forgotten. We will never stop loving you, and we are all waiting to see your beautiful face again. Thankyou so much for being the light of our lives. Thankyou for forever imprinting your touch on our hearts. With the deepest love, and sincere sympathy, regards to the family of Hannah Loy. Love forever, Rachel McCabe. I will never forget.
  • by Danyell McNemar Location: Moreheac City on Dec 9, 2010 at 07:54 AM
    Hannah Loy was a part of West Carterets Marching Partiots, she was in the color guard. She loved to perform, and art. She was a wonderful person who always smiled. When she would walk into the room the entire room would light up! When God creates each of us he creates us knowing that one day he will have to takeus away from our friends and loved ones, Hanna's time just came too soon for all of us! God Bless Her and Her Family! hannah we will all miss you and pray for you and your family. Have a wonderful time in Heaven with God, he is wonderful and will take good care of you. Say hello to my brother for me!
  • by Erin Location: CCC on Dec 9, 2010 at 07:14 AM
    Hannah you are truly loved and missed...we are all still in shock after this horrible tragedy. No family should have to bury such a young person with so much to live for. We love you babygirl!
  • by Anonymous on Dec 8, 2010 at 07:49 AM
    Kids - You see how precious life can so easily be snuffed out. Appreciate every single day you have and do not take it for granted. Hannah fell asleep but others are texting, talking on the phone or whatever. Please please please. Tired? Pull over. Please do the same with calls and texting. WE ARE YOUR PARENTS AND WE LOVE YOU AND WE KNOW WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. It only takes a second to make a deadly decision. Rest in peace precious child. You were very loved and will be greatly missed. Heaven has a new angel.
  • by GG Location: Washington DC on Dec 8, 2010 at 07:40 AM
    Some people are just too good for this world and those who know Hannah know that she was one of those people. I have had the honor and privilege of knowing her for many years and count the time I spent with her as one of life's greatest blessings. If you knew and loved Hannah, take a moment and thank God for bringing her into your life. I will miss you...but I looked forward to seeing you again in a better place, for your were just too good for this world.
  • by Sam Location: Morehead on Dec 7, 2010 at 08:46 PM
    Hannah Marie Loy. what an amazing human being. i've known you 7 years in which two we dated and had some amazing times. you truly showed me what love was for the first time and it took my breath away. i hope none of my immature childhood decisions made you resent me in anyway afterwards. i was just with you this week reminiscing of old times and how much we miss them and would love to go back and how we have grown up to fast. i cant believe this hannah you are so dearly missed. everybody loves you R.I.P paint us a picture in heaven
  • by Adrianna Location: Morehead city.. on Dec 7, 2010 at 07:41 PM
    Hannah was an amazing girl, she was a great friend to me, all my prayers go to her family and my classmates, shes very missed, and loved oh soo much. r.i.p. babygirl <3
  • by Cole Location: Beaufort, NC on Dec 7, 2010 at 06:30 PM
    I've attended school with Hannah since freshman year. She was the sweetest girl you'll ever meet, always caring for others with that bright, beautiful smile spread across her face. I am still in complete shock over how something so bad could happen to such an Angel. She has forever left a mark in the hearts of all who knew her and will be forever missed. Please keep her family in your prayers. R.I.P. Baby girl. Love you!
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