FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – Four people died in an accident on Interstate 95 northbound at mile marker 47 outside Fayetteville, the Highway Patrol confirmed.
The accident occurred around 2:40 p.m. when a Dodge Durango ran off the road and struck a tree in the median, according to Lt. Jeff Gordon of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
There were seven people in the SUV at the time of the accident on their way to a family reunion.
Two adults, a 2-year-old child, and a 13-year-old were killed in the collision.
On Saturday, officials identified those who died as all being from the same address on Horseshoe Bend Road in Aiken, SC:
- Driver: Reginal Reddish, age 33.
- Front Right Passenger: Jennifer Reddish, age 31.
- Second Seat Right Passenger: Kardell Sapp, age 13.
- Second Seat Middle Passenger: Reginald Reddish Jr., age 2.
Three other juvenile passengers in the vehicle were hurt and transported to Cape Fear Hospital.
“At this time we’re still investigating and gathering information. It just looks like he lost control for some reason. We cant confirm what exactly happened until we gather all the facts,” said Sgt. Sharlene Cotton with the Highway Patrol.
The Durango has South Carolina plates on it.
The northbound lanes of I-95 were closed following the accident.