FAYETTEVILLE, NC (WNCN) — Family and friends are mourning the deaths of nearly an entire family in a crash that happened Friday.
33-year-old Reginald Reddish and his wife 31-year-old Jennifer Reddish were driving north on I-95 when their 2000 Dodge Durango veered off the road.
The wreck happened shortly before 3 p.m. near mile marker 47, right outside of Fayetteville.
The vehicle hit a tree in the median and then overturned.
Reginald and Jennifer died in the accident, along with their 13-year-old son Kardell and their 2-year-old son Reggie Junior.
An aunt and uncle say the couple was taking their kids to meet their grandfather in North Carolina for the first time.
“Some of us are still not believing this, that they’re all going, it’s a lot of emotion, you know love, concern for each other because it’s gonna be hard for everyone to accept this,” said Aunt Shanore Ealey.
The couple’s two other kids and niece were inside of the vehicle during the crash.
“They were a good example for their kids. People had high respect for them. I did too. I admired the way they raised their kids and how they loved their family,” Monica Green said.
“The baby, RJ, he was just like his father. They looked alike. Both of them had big smiles,” Jerry Washington recalled.
The Shiloh Heights community, were the family lived for several years, is remembering good times too. Jennifer was known as a good cook while Reggie was a good carpenter.
“They were just nice people. I mean real nice,” family friend Willie Bing, Jr. said. “He could just about build anything you want him to.”
The family said the couple will be missed dearly and they will depend on prayers and God during this time.
“Everybody that they came in contact with, they loved them,” Washington said.
The niece has been treated and released from the hospital.
The other two children remain hospitalized.
Family members said the wake will be on Friday at Jackson-Brooks Funeral Home in Aiken at 6 p.m. A candle light service will immediately follow the wake at the Reddish family home at 1004 Horseshoe Bend Road in Aiken. The funeral is set for Saturday at Cedar Creek Church in Aiken at 1 p.m. Reggie and Jennifer Reddish, Kordell Sapp and Reginald Reddish Jr will all be remembered at the service.
The NC Highway Patrol is still investigating the cause of the crash.
— WJBF-TV contributed to this report
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