Carol Neatherlin Killed in Head-On Crash on US 281 in Lampasas County

Carol Neatherlin Killed in Head-On Crash on US 281 in Lampasas County

Carol Neatherlin Killed in Lampasas County Two-Vehicle Crash on US 281

Lampasas County, Texas (October 5, 2021) – One person was killed, and another was injured Friday night in a head-on collision in Lampasas County, according to the Texas DPS.

The fatal crash happened just before 10:30 p.m., October 1, on US 281, south of Evant.

DPS said a Ford sedan was traveling northbound on the highway while a Dodge pickup truck was traveling southbound.

The Ford crossed the double yellow center stripe into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on into the Dodge.

The Dodge driver, a 71-year-old San Antonio man, attempted to take evasive action to swerve to avoid the collision.

A passenger in the Dodge, Carol Ann Neatherlin, 62, of San Antonio, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Dodge driver was taken to a Lampasas hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Ford driver showed signs of intoxication and has been charged with intoxication manslaughter.

The crash remains under investigation.

Common Causes of Automobile Accidents

While there are many causes of car accidents, the most common reasons of driver negligence include driver inattention; cell phone use; texting and driving; speeding; fatigue; failure to yield the right of way from a stop sign or private drive; running a red light; and driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs,” Attorney Joel A. Gordon said. Mr. Gordon believes that an independent investigation is important. An Attorney will help obtain the crash report, secure accident photos, interview witnesses, and create a claim.

To speak with an attorney, Click to call: 281-943-5555.

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