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Longview—Melinda Neal Killed by A Hit-And-Run Crash on Eastman Road

Posted on Friday, January 25th, 2019 at 5:43 am    

A Longview woman was struck and killed by a vehicle on North Eastman Road early Wednesday morning, a local news source said.

According to initial reports, the major wreck occurred at around 1:50 a.m., in the 500 block of North Eastman Road. When Longview police officers arrived at the scene, a woman was already lying on the roadway–already lifeless. She was later identified as 58-year-old Melinda McBrook Neal, a resident from Longview.

Investigators were called onto the scene to determine what caused the crash. Based on the preliminary investigation, it appeared that McBrook has been hit by a vehicle that was traveling along the northbound lanes. It was as a black Ford pickup truck.

The crash remains under investigation.

Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of the deceased victims. We are hoping and praying for a fast recovery of both parties.

Car collisions are extremely prevalent in Texas. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, one person is getting injured in approximately two minutes. Unfortunately, despite the government’s aggressive efforts to educate drivers about safety, the cases of speeding, driving under the influence, and negligence are still on the rise. In fact, most of the common causes of accidents in the state are due to the driver’s lack of awareness and precaution.

Knowing the statistics helps us to be more aware of how our choices can affect other people’s lives. For instance, driving while under the influence of alcohol and illegal drugs dramatically increase your risk of being involved in a crash by roughly 16% and 24%, respectively. While these cases are extremely dangerous, these can be prevented by making the right decisions. Before hitting the road, know that car accidents leave scars and trauma that can be devastating for the victims. For this reason, it is important that you take all the necessary precautions to avoid it.


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