LUMBERTON, NC – A Lancaster County woman was killed in a road rage incident in North Carolina. Yesterday around 11:40 a.m., officers responded near Exit 22 on Interstate 95, north of Lumberton and found 47-year-old Julie Eberly of Manheim, who had been shot through the passenger door. Her husband, Ryan Eberly was not injured. Julie Eberly was transported to UNC Southeastern where she later died. Police say their investigation revealed a road rage encounter unknowingly developed. 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 then 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 model Chevrolet Malibu or Impala, silver or grey in color 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 they had left their six children at home with grandparents. Investigators are looking for any possible video footage. Robeson County Sheriff Burnis Wilkins asked for prayers for the family.

JULIE EBERLY