Emergency crews had to turn off the electricity to the whole community for hours before they could begin to remove the wire and tree from the road.
"I think that most likely led to a panic on her part, which it would with anybody, and she probably had no concept or clue what was waiting for her on the other side of that door when she got out," Sgt. Steve Gaskins told WFLA.
"Val" was a senior Central High School in Brooksville, and was due to graduate in June. She was also a cadet lieutenant in the Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps at her school.
"Val was not only an outstanding student but was a respected leader of our unit and was part of our Unarmed Exhibition team," Commander Christian Cruz told the broadcaster in a statement. "To the cadets of Delta Company, she was a mentor and a friend."
"Valentina was admired for her dedication to the unit but she was loved most for her joyful spirit and her ever-present smile. Her loss is deeply felt and she will be missed."