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

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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