Investigation Continues in Double Fatal Car Crash

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When: 10/21/2011 @ 03:05 PM

Where: Hillsborough Av. W / Habana Av. N

Victim Info: W/F Nancy S Farnsworth 12/20/56 and W/M Webster F. Farnsworth 07/07/48 both of
604 W Emma St., Tampa

Driver: B/M Eric D McNeil 07/31/69
2126 W Hanna Av, Tampa, FL 33604

McNeil was operating his 2010 Dodge Ram northbound on Habana Av. N and for unknown reasons lost consciousness at the wheel. The vehicle left the roadway and struck two street signs before running through the red light at Habana Av. and Hillsborough Av. at a high rate of speed. McNeil's vehicle struck the victims' 2003 Dodge Caravan on its passenger side, killing both victims. A three year old in the victim's vehicle was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in critical condition but is expected to survive. Following this impact, the Dodge Ram went airborne and landed on another vehicle, resulting in non life threatening injuries to its six occupants. Three other vehicles were also involved in the crash, being struck by the other vehicles as they were displaced. None of the other involved motorists received serious injuries. The investigation is continuing.

Lt. Ruben Delgado
District One