TROOPERS: Jacksonville Man Killed After Crashing SUV Into Tree

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Friends honored a man who died in a car crash over the weekend by sharing stories and a game of soccer.

Courtesy: Cally Lanier

Friends honored a man who died in a car crash in Jacksonville over the weekend by sharing stories and a game of soccer.

Troopers tell us that 22-year-old Colin Fitzpatrick of Jacksonville was traveling south on Northwest Bridge Road in Onslow County around 3:15 a.m. Saturday when he drove through a stop sign at the intersection with Highway 258 and off of the road into a tree. We’re told Fitzpatrick was killed instantly in the crash.

His friends put together a memorial soccer game for the Jacksonville High School graduate.

Before the game, they prayed and shared stories of their friend.

Fitzpatrick's friends released dozens of signed balloons in his honor Monday afternoon.

There is a viewing set for Thursday from 6:00-8:00 p.m.. His funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Jacksonville.

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A man is dead after the Highway Patrol says that he ran through a stop sign and crashed into a tree on Saturday.

Troopers tell us that 22-year-old Colin Fitzpatrick of Jacksonville was traveling south on Northwest Bridge Road in Onslow County around 3:15 a.m. Fitzpatrick drove through a stop sign at the intersection with Highway 258 and off of the road into a tree, according to officials. We’re told Fitzpatrick was killed instantly in the crash.

Officials believe excessive speed was involved in the crash and that Fitzpatrick was not wearing a seat belt.

Friends of Fitzpatrick that have contacted WITN say that a memorial pick-up soccer game for the Jacksonville High School graduate will be played in his honor on Monday at 1 p.m. at the JASA Soccer Complex behind Parkwood Elementary School in Northwoods.

All are invited to attend.


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