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Authorities ID two adults, toddler, teen killed in I-95 accident

Posted October 16, 2015
Updated October 17, 2015

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— Four people died and three others were hurt Friday afternoon when the SUV they were in swerved off Interstate 95 near Fayetteville and into a tree, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

The accident happened just before 3 p.m. in the northbound lanes of the highway near mile marker 47, the exit for Martin Luther King Jr. Freeway.

Troopers said two adults, 33-year-old Reginald Reddish and 31-year-old Jenninfer Reddish, and their children, 2-year-old Reginald Reddish Jr. and 13-year-old Kardell Sapp, were killed. All four victims were from 2004 Horseshoe Bend Road in Aiken, S.C.

Three other children, 15-year-old Deangelo Washington, 7-year-old Faye Cushman and 4-year-old Rejerra Reddish, were taken to Cape Feat Valley Medical Center.

Washington, also of Horseshoe Bend Road, was taken to UNC Hospitals and was in serious condition Saturday. Cushman, of North Augusta, S.C., and Rejerra Reddish, of Aiken, were being treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Cape Fear Valley.

Officials said Washington and Rejerra Reddish are the children of Reginald and Jennifer Reddish, and Cushman is Jennifer Reddish's niece.

"Every collision is horrific in its own way, but when you’ve got four confirmed fatalities involved and most of them or all of them were part of a family, it’s very difficult," state Highway Patrol Sgt. Sharlene Cotton said.

The vehicle was one of three headed from South Carolina to Goldsboro for a family reunion.

Troopers posted a detour for northbound traffic from about 2:40 p.m. until just after 6 p.m.

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  • Sonja Yagel Oct 17, 2015
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    This is so sad, may the Lord comfort the family members during this tragedy.

  • Walter Smirth Oct 17, 2015
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    Incredibly sad. My condolences.

  • Steve Clark Oct 16, 2015
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    God bless this poor family.