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Family tragedy has Cornelius connection

July 7. By Dave Vieser. The horrific accident on I-485 over the weekend which took the lives of Andrea and Matthew Obester and two of their three children, Elizabeth (12) and Violet (7), all from Belmont, has a Cornelius connection. Andrea’s mother, Faith Nye, lives in the Townhomes at Harborside community in Cornelius. 

“Faith is obviously still very numb and tender,” said her husband Mark.

The accident, which was apparently caused by a careless speeding driver according to the Charlotte/Mecklenburg Police, took a total of five lives, leaving Jacob Obester, 14, as the sole surviving family member.

A GoFundMe account has been set up for Jacob and Nye said the family would be very grateful for any assistance.

The account has been specifically set up to help provide financial support for the future of Jacob.

Funeral arrangements are pending.


2 Responses to “Family tragedy has Cornelius connection”

  1. Oh, I am so sad to hear this was Faith’s family, very tragic! My heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to her and her family. God, please wrap your arms around her and her family to keep her strong and bless her with peace.🙏

    Posted by JoAnn Carpenter | July 7, 2020, 8:22 pm
  2. I drive 77 daily and I see excessively speeding drivers all the time. Sometimes two at a time in and out of traffic as if they’re racing. Would it be too much to ask the cops to put unmarked cars out there to grab some of these jerks. One would think the insurance company’s would have something to say. Wrecks like this will just keep happening.

    Posted by Rich Purrell | July 8, 2020, 10:20 am

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