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Funeral Held For Mom Killed In Wreck; Memorial Fund Established

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The mother killed in that terrible crash this past weekend was laid to rest Wednesday afternoon.

Rachel Delisle of Richlands was one of four people killed in the accident at the intersection of U.S. 258 and Highway 53 outside of Jacksonville. Delisle's 6 month old son, Gabriel, was the only survivor in the two vehicle crash.

The woman's funeral was at 2:00 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home in Jacksonville.

A memorial fund for Delisle's three children has been set up at Marine Federal Credit Union in Jacksonville.

Marine Federal says your can go to any of their branches and contribute to the Delisle Memorial Fund, or you can mail your donation to:

Marine Federal Credit Union
P.O. Box 1551
Jacksonville, NC 28541

Checks should be made out to Rachel Tuinspra, which was Rachel's maiden name.


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Troopers say they found drugs on one of three men killed in a crash, that also claimed the life of a local mother.

Rachel Delisle, age 30 of Richlands, was driving her SUV when it was struck by a car. Troopers say that car was driving almost 100 miles per hour when it ran a red light, just west of Jacksonville Saturday night.

Delisle and all three people in the other car were killed.

Gabriel, Delisle's six-month-old son, is the only survivor. Officials say his car seat saved his life.

Delisle's husband, Lt. Jason Delisle, says Gabriel is back home. The couple has two other young sons, and the New River Air Station Marine says his wife was a great mother.

Lt. Delisle says he holds no anger or resentment. "All I feel is sympathy for the families of those that were involved," said the lieutenant. "I know what they're going through. I know the pain they're going through, and I just hope if there's anything I can do for them in their time of need and let them know I hold no resentment, no anger toward those individuals in the car."

Authorities say 24-year-old Saquan Nelson was driving the car that ran into the SUV, while Jonathan Cooper and Darius Williams were passengers in the car.

Troopers say they found cocaine and marijuana on the body of Cooper.

Nelson was already scheduled in court Monday after having been indicted on charges that include driving while impaired, reckless driving, fleeing to elude arrest and speeding.

The Highway Patrol says witnesses saw a Hyundai driving at close to 100 mph and weaving through traffic before it entered the intersection in the wrong lanes of NC 53.


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State troopers say they found cocaine and marijuana on one of the three men killed in a car that crashed into another vehicle, killing that driver.

The Highway Patrol says Saquan Nelson, 24-years-old, ran a red light at the intersection of Highways 53 and 258 just west of Jacksonville on Saturday evening. Investigators said Nelson's car was going 100 miles per hour when it hit an SUV.

Nelson and two others, Jonathan Cooper and Darius Williams, were killed in the Hyundai. 30-year-old mother Rachel Delisle was killed in the SUV. Delisle's six-month-old son survived the crash.

Troopers say the drugs were found on the body of Cooper.

Nelson was due in court Monday after having been indicted on charges that include driving while impaired, reckless driving, fleeing to elude arrest and speeding.

The Highway Patrol says witnesses saw a Hyundai driving at close to 100 mph and weaving through traffic before it entered the intersection in the wrong lanes of NC 53.


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We have learned the man troopers said ran a red light and slammed into another car, was already facing serious charges for dangerous driving, including DWI.

Trooper Sean Spring said Saquan Nelson, 24-years-old, ran a red light at the intersection of Highways 53 and 258 just west of Jacksonville on Saturday evening. Investigators said Nelson's car ran into a SUV going 100 miles per hour.

Nelson and two others, Jonathan Cooper and Darius Williams, were killed in the Hyundai. 30-year-old mother Rachel Delisle was killed in the SUV. Delisle's two-month-old son survived the crash.

Nelson was due in court Monday after having been indicted on charges that include driving while impaired, reckless driving, fleeing to elude arrest and speeding.

The Highway Patrol says witnesses saw a Hyundai driving at close to 100 mph and weaving through traffic before it entered the intersection in the wrong lanes of NC 53.


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The names of four people killed in a 2-vehicle wreck in Onslow County Saturday have been released.

Trooper Sean Spring says the mother driving a dark colored SUV who was killed when she was hit by a white Hyundai that ran a red light is 30-year-old Rachel Delisle of Richlands. Troopers say her 2-month old son was in a car seat and survived with no injuries. He was the only survivor of the wreck just after 5:00 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Highways 53 and 258, west of Jacksonville.

Three people were killed in the white car. The Highway Patrol says 24-year-old Saquan Nelson of Maple Hill was driving. Jonathan Cooper, also 24 and of Maple Hill, was killed along with Darius Williams. Williams' age and residence have not been verified yet, but his family has been notified.

The wreck detoured traffic for more than three hours Saturday night after Troopers say the white car ran a red light heading east on Highway 53, hit the SUV headed south on Highway 258, and then a utility pole. The SUV overturned into a ditch.


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The Highway Patrol says that a total of 4 people were killed as a result of Saturday’s accident in Onslow County, including a mother who was driving with her infant son.

Trooper Sean Spring says that 3 adults were killed in a white Hyundai, including the driver, when officials say that person ran a red light while heading east on Highway 53 and crashed into an SUV heading south on Highway 258 in Jacksonville.

Officials say the driver of the SUV was killed, while her infant son survived without injury thanks to a car seat.

Troopers were not ready late Saturday to release the identity or ages of those killed in the wreck.


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The Highway Patrol says that at least one person is dead following an accident in Onslow County.

Troopers say that accident happened around 5 p.m. when a white Hyundai heading east on Highway 53 ran a red light and hit a dark SUV headed south on Highway 258. Officials say the SUV overturned into a ditch and that the white car was eventually towed away in two pieces.

A trooper at the scene says that there were at least 2 people inside of the Hyundai.

It is unknown at this time which vehicle had the fatality.


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The Highway Patrol says that it is at the scene of an accident in Onslow County.

Highway Patrol Communications says a trooper is at the scene of an accident at the intersection of Highway 258 and 53. That's where Richlands Highway and Burgaw Highway meet.

Officials could not comment on the severity of the accident.

A spokeswoman for the Jacksonville Police Department says that they are assisting the Highway Patrol with an accident on Highway 258.

Stay with WITN and WITN.com as we work to get more information.


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