"If anyone knew them they were so full of life, so full of love," said family member and close friend to three of the victims involved in a deadly weekend crash in Onslow County.
Three men inside of a Hyundai died after speeding at 100 miles per hour, running through a stoplight and hitting an SUV, according to troopers.
Inside the speeding Hyundai was 24-year-old driver Saquan Nelson, 25-year-old passenger Jonathan Cooper and 16-year old Darius Williams.
Friends say Nelson and Williams were brothers, and that the pair were close friends with Cooper.
The three were driving on Highway 258 and 53, just west of Jacksonville on Saturday, when troopers say they hit an SUV with a marine's wife and child in the car.
30-year-old Rachel Delisle of Jacksonville was driving that SUV and died as a result of the crash. The only survivor from Saturday's incident was Delisle's 6-month-old son, Gabriel.
We decided to reach out to all the families involved in the crash to see how they are coping.
Delisle's husband, New River Marine Lt. Jason Delisle, says he holds no anger or blame towards the people who were inside the speeding car. He is thankful that his son survived. The infant lived through the wreck thanks to his car seat, said investigators.
The men in the speeding car are from the Mapel Hill area. Their families live in the same neighborhood.
Family members of the three men say the hardest part is dealing with their loss. But what is also causing them more pain is the backlash they are seeing about their loved ones on social media sites.
They want the public to know that it all comes down to a loss, said Ashiana Farrior, a family member of Cooper.
"They were people, they were all people, they weren't animals, they weren't thugs, they were just people," said Farrior. "I just want everybody to just let our family continue with our mourning process, and let everybody and the rest of the families rest in peace and let these boys rest in peace."
"As far as how I'm feeling my soul hurts, my whole soul hurts," said another one of Cooper's family members, Ronald Sanders. "I'm still trying to wrap around my head what happened, what exactly went on, truth be told I don't know if I even wanna know."
Investigators said they found cocaine and marijuana on Cooper's body. Farrior says, that does not justify his death.
"What does that determine about what type of person he was? He was a passenger, and he died in vain, he didn't have a decision on whether he was going to make it or not."
Family members of Cooper say they don't know where the trio was headed before the crash happened.
Troopers say the driver, Nelson, had already been charged with reckless driving to endanger, DWI, felony flee to elude, and speeding dating back to 2012, records show. He was supposed to appear in court Monday on those charges.
Nelson's brother, Williams, was a student at Dixon High School. Officials said extra counselors were available for students.
Funeral arrangements for Nelson and Williams have been scheduled for Sunday, said relatives.
Funeral arrangements for Cooper have been scheduled for Saturday, said relatives.