An Eastern Shore of Virginia woman remains missing more than two weeks after the man with whom she told family she was traveling with died in a crash.
The Accomack County Sheriff’s Office posted to Facebook about missing person Alyssa Nicole Taylor, 25, on Sept. 25, noting she said she was “leaving the area in a tractor-trailer for a few days.”
That Sept. 13 text to her mother Krista Taylor, whom she lived with in Accomack County, Virginia, was her last contact with family, according to the News & Observer.
In the message, Taylor said she was “riding with Danny in tractor-trailer for two days.”
Daniel Eugene McNeal, 51, of Exmore, Virginia, died Sept. 14 when the tractor-trailer he was driving burned in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 85 west in Hillsborough, according to North Carolina State Highway Patrol records.
The tractor-trailer, registered to VFS Leasing, ran off the road to the right and struck a guardrail before hitting a traffic sign and bridge abutment, according to Highway Patrol. The Mack truck then overturned and came to a rest on the right shoulder. The truck was hauling chicken parts.
His dog, Blu, also was killed, according to the News & Observer.
Family of the mother of two boys continue to search for her, posting to a Gofundme page that “With little to no cab left we have thus far just found her blanket and one flip flop among the wreckage.”
A Gofundme for McNeal says, “Although he died doing what he loved, it was unexpected, and we miss him more than anything. He was a fantastic man who adored his family, especially the children in his life, including his grandchildren and great niece and nephew.”
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