A woman who worked in Wilmington's film industry was killed when a car slammed into a home and hit her while she was lying in her bed, according to Oconee County (S.C.) Coroner Karl Addis.

Vanessa Neimeyer, 39, died at the scene, the coroner said. Neimeyer was a casting director for extras in movies, according to her mother, who spoke to WYFF.

She worked on several productions including Nicholas Sparks' Safe Haven, which filmed in Southport, and HBO's Eastbound and Down, starring Danny McBride.

Those who worked with Neimeyer in the Wilmington film industry are remembering her for her zest for life and her positivity.

"She cared deeply about the NC film community and she was a huge part of it," said Bryan Moss, a film hair stylist. "She was full of life and always inclusive of others who wanted to get involved in Wilmington film. We'll all miss her spirit tremendously."

Several credit Neimeyer with helping them along in their careers.

"Vanessa was one of the first people I had the pleasure of meeting in the Wilmington film community when I was just starting my acting career," said Devin McGee, a musician and actor who worked on One Tree Hill. "We worked on a number of projects together over the years and not only was she a great neighbor and friend, she continued to reach out with words of encouragement and praise even after I moved to Los Angeles whenever she would spot me in a film or on television. She will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to her family and friends."