UPDATED MONDAY, OCTOBER 19 AT 8:50 P.M.
Aiken, SC – Funeral arrangements are set for a an Aiken family killed in a single-vehicle crash in North Carolina. Family members said the wake will be on Friday, October 23 at at Jackson-Brooks Funeral Home in Aiken at 6 p.m. A candle light service will immediately follow the wake at the Reddish family home at 1004 Horseshoe Bend Road in Aiken. The funeral is set for Saturday, October 24 at Cedar Creek Church in Aiken at 1 p.m. Reggie and Jennifer Reddish, Kordell Sapp and Reginald Reddish Jr will all be funeralized.
Aiken, SC – North Carolina police are investigating a deadly crash that killed four people from Aiken and injured three others. The family of the victims tells News Channel 6 their loved ones were driving from Aiken to North Carolina when the crash happened on Interstate 95 in Cumberland County, east Fayetteville near mile marker 47.
William Caldwell still can’t believe his childhood buddy is gone.
“Sad day in the neighborhood. Sad day in the neighborhood. Reggie was a real good dude,” he recalled of the friend he went to middle school with. “Last time I seen him we were in the store talking about the Thursday night game. It was Atlanta playing somebody and we were talking about how Atlanta was going to beat them and he walked out the store. That was the last time I talked to him.”
33-year-old Reginald “Reggie” Reddish, his wife 31-year-old Jennifer Reddish, plus their children and a niece were off to North Carolina Friday when the SUV Reggie was driving left the road, hit a tree in the median and overturned. The crash happened Friday, October 16 just after 2:30 p.m. Reggie, Jennifer, and their kids, 13-year-old Kordell Sapp and 2-year-old Reginald Reddish Jr. died. The couple’s 15-year-old son Deangelo Washington, 4-year-old Rejerra Reddish and 8-year-old Faye Cushman, a niece, were injured.
An aunt and uncle tell us the beautiful couple was taking their kids to meet their grandfather in North Carolina for the first time.
“They were a good example for their kids. People had high respect for them. I did too. I admired the way they raised their kids and how they loved their family,” Monica Green said.
“The baby, RJ, he was just like his father. They looked alike. Both of them had big smiles,” Jerry Washington recalled.
The Shiloh Heights community, were the family lived for several years, is remembering good times too. Jennifer was known as a good cook while Reggie was a good carpenter.
“They were just nice people. I mean real nice,” family friend Willie Bing, Jr. said. “He could just about build anything you want him to.”
The family said the couple will be missed dearly and they will depend on prayers and God during this time.
“Everybody that they came in contact with, they loved them,” Washington said.
North Carolina Department of Public Safety is investigating the accident. There are no new updates at this time.