LUMBERTON, NC – A GoFundMe account has been established to help the family of a Lancaster County woman killed after a Thursday road range incident in North Carolina. Police responded near Exit 22 on Interstate 95, north of Lumberton, and found that 47-year-old Julie Eberly of Manheim had been shot through the passenger door. Her husband, Ryan was not injured. Julie Eberly was transported to UNC Southeastern where she later died. Authorities say a road rage encounter unknowingly developed after the victim’s vehicle came close to the suspect vehicle during a merge into a lane. The suspect vehicle then came along side the victim’s passenger side. The suspect rolled down his window and fired multiple shots into the passenger door, one of which struck Julie Eberly. Witnesses say the suspect sped off and exited at Exit 22, crossing over the bridge coming into Lumberton. The suspect vehicle is described as a possible 2010 silver of grey Chevrolet Malibu or Impala with tinted windows, and possibly with chrome around the window frame. The suspect is described as an African American with dreadlocks. Police say the Eberlys were headed to the beach for a vacation and had left their six children at home with grandparents. Investigators are looking for any possible video footage. You can access and contribute to the GoFundMe account by clicking on the picture below.

JULIE EBERLY