HAMPSTEAD, N.C. — A south Charlotte church community is in mourning after a horrific crash involving several members of one family.
A 2-year-old boy was killed in the crash after a box truck hit the car of a Charlotte worship leader's pregnant wife, North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers said.
The crash happened on the North Carolina coast on Sunday. The family was returning from his sister’s wedding outside of Wilmington.
The box truck hit the wife’s SUV on Sloop Point Loop Road in Hampstead, North Carolina, while she was stopped at a traffic light.
Gentry Eddings, a worship leader at Forest Hill Church in Ballantyne, his pregnant wife, Hadley Eddings, and their 2-year-old son were stopped at a red light near Wilmington when an 18 wheeler rear ended Hadley Eddings' vehicle just after noon on Highway 17 in Hamstead.
She and her son were traveling in the same car. The boy, who was sitting in the back seat in a car seat, was killed.
Gentry Eddings was in another car and his parents in a third vehicle. They had minor injuries from the crash.
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