Timothy McNeil Obituary, Coroner Identifies Timothy McNeil From Crashes Along I-85 In Cherokee Co.
- john Gibson
Timothy McNeil Obituary, Death – This afternoon, the Cherokee County Coroner’s Office verified that two people were killed along Interstate 85 South in Cherokee County as a result of two separate accidents.
According to the authorities, the initial collision took place at approximately 4:30 p.m. at the 106 mile marker. The victim was reportedly driving south on Interstate 85 when she veered to the left, collided with a concrete wall, and then veered back to the right, where she was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer, as stated by the Coroner Dennis Fowler.
According to Fowler, the tractor-trailer collided with the victim’s car, which resulted in the victim and another passenger becoming entrapped within the vehicle.
The passenger received medical attention at the hospital after being transported there. Sadly, the driver, a Sullivans Island resident named Leigh Ann Hamilton Marshall who was 56 years old, did not survive the accident and perished away at the site. In addition, Fowler stated that it is unknown what the status of the passenger is at this time.
The second collision took place a few minutes later, at 4:35 o’clock local time, close to mile marker 106. According to Fowler, a box truck was waiting in traffic for the initial crash to be cleared when it was rear-ended by a different tractor-trailer, which dragged it “several hundred feet” before the driver noticed there was another vehicle underneath it.
Timothy McNeil, who was 25 years old and from Charlotte, North Carolina, was the driver of the box truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. A passenger who was riding inside the box truck was brought to the hospital for treatment of injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening.
I-85 South was reopened to traffic on Thursday night, according to troopers with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, after being closed for more than an hour due to the accident.