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Service Held for Four People Killed in Queens Car Crash

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Friends and neighbors remembered Monday night the four people who died when their car went into a creek in Queens at a special service at a church in Jackson Heights.

The four people were killed Friday when the car they were riding in went into Steinway Creek.

Police believe the driver was trying to make a U-turn and the vehicle slipped on wet pavement.

Those at the vigil said the four were respected in the community.

"Not to see them anymore in the neighborhood, it's just very crushing to the whole neighborhood," said one attendee.

"Talented girls, wasn't bad girls, good girls, the boys and what not" said another. "They're in college trying to make something out of themselves, and it's just a loss and a tragedy to us."

"We are praying for the family, and we'll continue to bless them and keep them and encourage their heart," said a third.

A funeral for 20-year-old Jaleel Fuertado will be held later this week.

The other victims were 21-year-old Darius Fletcher, 19-year-old Jada Monique Butts and 19-year-old Crystal Gravely, who would've turned 20 Saturday.

The 20-year-old driver survived.

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