Craven County Schools release statement regarding death of Havelock H.S. senior

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Craven County Schools has released a statement regarding the death of a Havelock High School senior after being struck by a motor vehicle in Newport.

Officials said they are “extremely saddened by the death of one of our students, Antoine Marcel Godette.”

“We extend our deepest sympathies to Marcel’s family and friends for their profound loss,” officials said. Marcel was the type of young man that didn’t know a stranger and could make any person his friend. His was beloved by his team, his classmates, and the faculty of Havelock High School; most of all by his family. The loss of this beautiful soul on campus is tremendous. It is our hope that the expressions of love that our community is extending for Marcel will be a source of comfort for the family in the coming days, weeks, and months.”

Craven County Schools has a Crisis Intervention Team trained to help with the needs of students, parents, and school personnel in difficult times.

Additional counselors and support staff have been made available at Havelock High for all students and staff members who may need or want help or any type of assistance.

If you are in need of assistance after school hours contact 1-866-437-1821.


Officials are investigating the death of a Havelock High School senior after being struck by a motor vehicle in Newport.

The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office along with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol are investigating the death of a teen after being struck by a motor vehicle near the intersection of Marietta Lane and Highway 24 in Newport.

According to officials, Antoine Marcel Godette Jr., 18, of Newport, was struck by a vehicle in the westbound lane of Highway 24 near Island Auto Detailing.

The Greensboro resident who struck Godette and other witnesses immediately called 911 and waited for authorities to arrive.

Investigators have learned that the Havelock High School senior got off work around midnight at Wendy’s in Morehead City and began walking home.

Godette was found wearing all dark clothing and reportedly was already lying in the roadway when he was struck, officials said.

Broad & Gales Creek Fire and Rescue responded to the accident and Godette died at the scene.

Godette was transported to the Onslow Memorial Hospital where an autopsy was performed Wednesday morning.

Godette’s next of kin and Havelock High School officials have been notified.

Deputies are asking for anyone who was traveling on Highway 24 between midnight and 3:40 am who may have seen the victim or has information about the incident to contact Detectives Josh Phillips or Lt. Derek Moore, Carteret County Sheriff’s Office at (252) 728-8400.


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