Man, 31, killed, woman critical after 3-vehicle crash

November 10, 2012


A 31-year-old man was killed and a 21-year-old woman was left in critical condition after a vehicle tried to pass and hit a car head-on Wednesday night on Tin Top Highway northwest of Granbury, law authorities said.

Two other victims were injured and listed in good condition in an area hospital. All of those involved were Hood County residents.

John Marshal McNeill, of the 5400 block of Lake View Drive in the Arrowhead Shores subdivision, was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Danny Tuggle, according to a DPS report provided by Senior Trooper Dub Gillum.

Jennifer Cantu, of the 5400 block of Highview Court in the Rancho Brazos subdivision, was listed in critical condition at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. Cantu suffered a brain injury and multiple bone fractures, the DPS report said. A call was made to the hospital late Thursday afternoon, and no additional information was released.

McNeill was a passenger in a 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser driven by a relative, 38-year-old Andrea McNeill, John’s sister, of the same address. Another passenger was her daughter, 13-year-old Harley McNeill, an eighth-grade student at Granbury Middle School.

Both Hailey and her mother have been released by the hospital and are now home. The DPS report said the Harley had broken bones, and Andrea McNeill had lacerations.

The third vehicle involved in the accident, a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado pickup, was driven by Jose Sandoval. He was not listed on the report as being injured.

The crash site was in the 3900 block of Tin Top Highway, just north of the entrance to Blue Branch Ranch.

The DPS report said that the driver of the PT Cruiser was attempting to pass the Silverado, when it struck the Altima head-on. The rear of the Altima “swung into the northbound lane from the impact,” and the Silverado struck the Altima in the left rear.

The accident was called in to 911 at 9:39 p.m.

As of press time, services for John McNeill were pending at Wiley Funeral Home of Granbury.

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