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Supporters raise money after Charlotte worship leader’s son is killed in crash

Gentry Eddings and his wife, Hadley, were injured in an accident Saturday, and their 2-year-old son, Dobbs, was killed
Gentry Eddings and his wife, Hadley, were injured in an accident Saturday, and their 2-year-old son, Dobbs, was killed WBTV

Support poured in Sunday for the family of a worship leader at Charlotte church whose son was killed in a wreck near Wilmington.

Gentry Eddings and his wife, Hadley, suffered only minor injuries in the wreck, but their 2-year-old son, Dobbs, was killed, according to WBTV, the Observer’s news partner. Hadley Gentry, who was eight months pregnant, required an emergency C-section, and the family named the baby boy Reed.

Supporters had raised nearly $10,000 at a GoFundMe site by late Sunday. Gentry Eddings is a worship leader at Forest Hill Church in south Charlotte.

“Given the traumatic nature of circumstances, baby Reed’s condition is critical and next few days will provide more information so we desperately ask for your prayer support,” the GoFundMe page reads.

The crash happened about noon Saturday in Pender County, along N.C. 17, authorities said. WBTV reported that a commercial box truck was approaching stopped traffic, but didn’t stop in time and hit the line of vehicles. Dobbs was killed in the resulting chain-reaction crash.

The GoFundMe page asks supporters to offer prayers and financial support to help with expenses. Nearly 150 people had made donations by late Sunday.

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