Community mourns for Richlands mother killed in rollover accident

2 children taken to Onslow Memorial

RICHLANDS, N.C. (WNCT) -A young mother killed in an accident yesterday in Richlands is remembered as devoted to her young family and kind to those around her.

Those who knew Autumn Sharp say she was a devoted wife, mother, and friend who would do anything for anyone who asked.

State troopers say the 20-year old’s vehicle ran off the road to the right. She overcorrected across the center line, then overcorrected again, which caused the vehicle to overturn. She was unrestrained and ejected from the vehicle they say.

Neighbors say they are shocked by the accident.

“I remember how sweet and wonderful she was and how much she loved her kids,” Theresa Borrego, a neighbor, said “How much she and Josh were starting out with a nice family and doing great. They were wonderful. They were wonderful people.”

There were two children in the car at the time of the crash. They were restrained but taken to Onslow Memorial Hospital for evaluation.

Sharp’s husband set up a GoFundMe page for her funeral expenses. If you would like to donate in support of her memorial, you can do so here.

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A young woman died when the vehicle she was operating rolled over Wednesday in a Richlands crash.

It happened on Davis Road just before noon.

Deputies with the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office, Highway Patrol troopers, and the Nine Mile Fire Department responded to the scene of the flipped Ford Explorer, which they found in the middle of the road.

A preliminary investigation showed the vehicle ran off the road to the right, overcorrected across the center line, then overcorrected again, which caused the vehicle to overturn. The driver, 20-year-old Autumn Sharp, was unrestrained and was ejected from the vehicle. It’s believed she was distracted.

There were two children in the car at the time of the crash. They were restrained but taken to Onslow Memorial Hospital for evaluation.

If you would like to donate in support of her memorial, you can do so here.

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