Ringgold Woman Dies In I-75 Wreck Near Atlanta; Husband Critically Injured

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Funeral services will be Thursday for a Ringgold woman who was killed in an auto accident Saturday morning on I-75 near Atlanta.

Reba Ann Lawson McNeese died when another driver sideswiped the vehicle occupied by her and her husband, James McNeese. He was critically injured.

Police arrested Diana Stepp, 47, of Satellite Beach, Fla. She was charged with second-degree vehicular homicide and failure to maintain lane.

The McNeeses were southbound in the far right lane in a 2003 Silverado truck towing a trailer carrying farm equipment. The McNeese vehicle overturned after being struck by the Ford Explorer.

Ms. McNeese was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area. She was an employee of the Catoosa County Board of Education, where she worked as a custodian.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Wilson & Sons Funeral Home chapel at Fort Oglethorpe.

The family will receive friends from 3-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday until funeral time at the funeral home.


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