Pastor and Family Forgive Driver Who Killed Sons in Car Crash

March 22, 2017
Nothing is more devastating than the loss of a child, and the pain that lingers with surviving family members for life.  Unbelievably one North Carolina family is choosing to forgive a driver that struck and killed their two young children.  The fatal car crash happened Memorial Day weekend in Topsail, North Carolina when Gentry and Hadley Eddings and their young son Dobbs were involved in a four-vehicle accident.

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Hadley was 37 weeks pregnant at the time of the crash.  Although Hadley received an emergency C-section, their son they named Reed, died two days after delivery.  2-year-old, Dobbs died in the crash as well. Gentry and Hadley suffered minor injuries in the car accident

The driver who caused the car accident was 28-year-old, Matthew Deans of Wilmington.  Deans was driving a large commercial truck when he hit the Edding’s car.  Now, Deans is charged with two counts of misdemeanor death by vehicle stemming from the auto accident.

Sunday in the church where Gentry preaches, about 800 people gathered to celebrate the lives of the two boys who were killed before their times. Gentry and Hadley are choosing to forgive the driver who caused the accident that killed their sons rather than let anger and resentment enrage in them for years to come.  Furthermore, the Edding’s are allowing their faith to get them through this hard time. 

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