Houston Man Killed By Drunk Driver As Boyfriend Watched Helplessly
Another tragedy on the Houston roadways in the early morning hours have lead to the death of a 43-year-old man, that was killed in a crash involving a drunk driver, according to police.
Troy Lamar “MacDaddy” McNeil’s life was cut short over the past weekend, when an alleged drunk driver hit him. It was in the early morning hours of Sunday, McNeil, his long time boyfriend, two others were driving southbound on the Gulf Freeway in a Dodge Durango, heading home to Dickinson, Texas.
Nearing Bay Area Boulevard, the Durango was sideswiped by another car, causing the Durango to turn sideways in the road, and resulting in another car hitting the Durango.
When McNeil got out of the car he was struck by a silver Toyota Camry driven by Anthony Saul Arrendondo, also traveling southbound on the Gulf Freeway. Arrendondo, 36, is charged with driving while intoxicated and further charges are pending.
McNeil’s long-time partner was in the car and saw when his boyfriend was hit. ” I love him. I love him. He didn’t do anything bad,” said JR Guarjardo.
McNeil graduated from Russell High School in East Point, Georgia and was currently employed by Green River Associates. Left to cherish his wonderful memories are his parents; Mark and Vickie Berry of Dallas, Texas, a sister; Sharon Chapman of Forest City, Arkansas and his partner J.R. Guajardo of Dickinson, Texas.
Memorial service to be held on Friday, May 27, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Brookside Funeral Home.