Nicole "Nikki" Kellenyi, a Washington Township High School senior bound for Rider University, died in a car crash late Saturday night.
Police said Kellenyi, 18, was in the back seat of a 1998 Saturn driven by Alexandria Giantonnio, also 18, that collided with a Ford pickup truck in Washington Township, Gloucester County.
Patrick Curiale, who had been friends with Kellenyi since seventh-grade and said he had planned to go with her to the senior prom, called her "the nicest girl I have ever had the pleasure of knowing."
"Everybody loved her and will miss her," he said in an email. "She always worked hard and was determined to succeed. I'm going to miss her so much."