- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

HAMPSTEAD, N.C. (AP) - A baby born after his mother had to undergo an emergency C-section following a crash that killed his brother has died.

Multiple media outlets report Hadley and Gentry Eddings were involved a traffic accident in Pender County last weekend on U.S. 17 near Wilmington. According to investigators, a commercial box truck was approaching stopped traffic, and failed to stop in time, leading to a chain-reaction crash.

Stacey Martin, director of communications at Forest Hill Church in Charlotte, said Reed Eddings died of his injuries Monday at North Carolina Children’s Hospital in Chapel Hill. He was delivered at 38 weeks.

The Forest Hill congregation was notified Tuesday via email from Senior Pastor David Chadwick.

The Eddings’ 2-year-old son, Dobbs, was killed in the crash.

The district attorney’s office says 28-year-old Matthew Deans, the driver of the truck that struck the Eddings’ family’s car, is charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle and failure to reduce speed.

At the time of the accident, the Eddings family was returning from Topsail Island, where Gentry Eddings, Hadley Eddings’ husband and a worship leader at Forest Hill Church, had officiated his sister’s wedding.

According to the N.C. Highway Patrol, seven people were killed in traffic accidents across the state during the Memorial Day weekend.

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