North Carolina authorities say a Pennsylvania woman died after being shot in a road rage incident on Interstate 95
LUMBERTON, NC – North Carolina authorities say a Pennsylvania woman died after being shot in a road rage incident on Interstate 95 as she and her husband drove to the beach.
The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office said Friday that authorities were still searching for his killer after Thursday’s shooting.
The shooter was driving a silver or gray 2010 Chevy Malibu or Impala with tinted windows.
The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that the woman who died was Julie Eberly, 47, of Manheim, Pennsylvania. Her husband, Ryan Eberly, was not injured.
Authorities said the couple’s vehicle unknowingly approached the shooter’s vehicle as it merged into another lane.
“The suspect rolled down the window and fired multiple shots at the passenger door, one of which hit Julie Eberly,” the statement said.
The car he was in was heading south, north of Lumberton. The city is south of Fayetteville and near the South Carolina state line.
Julie Eberly was taken to a hospital, where she died.
“This was an innocent family from Pennsylvania heading to the beach on vacation,” said Sheriff Burnis Wilkins. “Fortunately they had left their six children at home with their grandparents, but now these children have to live with the idea of their mother being killed … in such a cowardly and pointless way.
The sheriff’s office said Friday morning in a Facebook post that hundreds of people have contacted the office to help the family.