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BREAKING NEWS: One dead in Onslow County after car wreck on Western Boulevard Monday evening

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A four-car accident that resulted in one person dead now has Jacksonville Police Department investigating.

Officials say around 7:18 p.m., Monday evening in Jacksonville, police responded to a car accident on Western Boulevard near Faculty Drive, according to the press release.

A preliminary investigation has determined that a 2001 Ford Mustang, driven by Justin Gordon, 23, of Jacksonville, was heading North on Western Boulevard in the middle lane, according to officials. A 2015 Ford Focus, operated by Chayton Estle, 19, of Camp Lejeune, was traveling North on Western Boulevard in the right lane, when the Mustang side-swiped the Ford Focus, causing Gordon to lose control of the vehicle.

Gordon’s vehicle traveled across three lanes, which entered the path of a 1997 Dodge Ram pickup, driven by Anthony Santiago, 78, of Midway Parl, who was traveling South on Western Boulevard in the left lane.

A 2015 Chevrolet Sonic, driven by Haley Gray, 22, of Tarawa Terrace, was traveling behind Santiago’s pick-up truck who was unfortunately unable to stop. As a result, the front of Gray’s 2015 Chevrolet Sonic struck the rear of Santiago’s vehicle.

 Gordon was transported to Onslow Memorial Hospital, where he later died as a result of his injuries.

The crash is still under investigation, according to the Jacksonville Police Department.

Anyone with information that could assist in the investigation is asked to contact JPD Corporal Scott Eichelberger at 910-938-6442 or seichelberger@jacksonvillenc.gov or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273.

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information of value to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Informants are asked to refer to Case 17-11540 when calling or texting about this investigation.

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President Trump rumored to visit New Bern, NC Wednesday

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The 45th President of The United States of America Donald Trump is scheduled to make an appearance in Eastern Carolina Wednesday.

According to the New York Post, President Trump will be surveying the destructive damage left by Hurricane Florence.

The exact locations Trump will visit were not immediately available but White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Trump’s North Carolina visit.

President Trump issued a disaster declaration Sunday for several counties in North Carolina.

The order issued is for residents in the affected area to apply for federal funding.

Locals in New Bern tells News In Onslow that Trump is expected to be in Downtown New Bern and that his car landed in Cherry Point, North Carolina Monday evening.

 

 

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One dead in Bear Creek Road wreck

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One person is dead tonight in a Bear Creek Road wreck.

The name of the person killed has not been released. Officials say alcohol use, speed and water on the road was all factors.

The driver died at the scene.

This story is DEVELOPING and we will release more information as it becomes available.

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Public’s Safety suffering at the hands of Onslow County Government, lifts mandatory evacuation

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Onslow County, North Carolina Government is causing a lot of confusion on the public’s safety to return home after many fled the area from Hurricane Florence wrath. 

Top officials in North Carolina including Governor Roy Cooper have told those who fled the state to stay where they are because it is not safe to return, but Onslow County Manager David Cotton said otherwise.

David Cotton said in an EOC(Emergency Operations Center) update Monday morning that evacuees from Onslow County will be able to return Tuesday, September 12, at 8:00 A.M.

Robin Knapp, an Onslow County Commissioner does not agree with Cotton’s decision and is urging evacuees to not return to Onslow County because it is not safe.

“We are not completely done with flooding and if it continues to rain, we will see an INCREASE in flooding. So, PLEASE DO NOT MAKE AN ATTEMPT,” he said in a Facebook post. (He deleted the below post).

Robin Knapp deeming it is not safe to return to Jacksonville before he deleted the post.

While the roads in and around Onslow County are still flooded and dangerous, many will lose resources and reimbursement due to the decision to lift the mandatory evacuation.

Routes back into Onslow County has not yet been decided.

Some in the area are worried that they will lose their eligibility for disaster relief funding through certain avenues, and employers will demand employees to show for work, and Fema has already begun denying applicants in Onslow County to receive help.

If you plan on traveling back soon; be mindful that rivers around Eastern North Carolina will crest which may result in the available passable routes today to become impassable in the next few days. You are also asked to bring back supplies that will last for 7 days.

Onslow County remains under a flash flood warning until 12:30 P.M. Tuesday.

Us here at News In Onslow responded to the confusion below:

 

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