By Debbie Gregory
Brian Neville, 36, of Lafayette, died in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Airport Road and Old Airport Road in Gallatin, on Sunday morning, January 28, 2024, at approximately 6:16 a.m. Brian was on his way to work at ABC Technologies.
According to a report released by the Gallatin Police Department, 40-year-old Joaquin Pena-Ramos, of Sumner County, was driving a Dodge Durango when he entered the oncoming lane of travel and collided head-on with a Jeep Patriot, driven by Brian Neville.
Neville was transported by Sumner County EMS to a medical facility where he was pronounced deceased. Pena-Ramos wasn’t injured.
The report indicates that the initial cause of the crash was due to driving under the influence. Joaquin Pena-Ramos has been charged with Vehicular Homicide, DUI 2nd offense, Implied Consent Law Violation, Reckless Endangerment With a Motor Vehicle, Driving on Revoked License, violation of the Financial Responsibility Law, and Failure to Maintain Lane of Travel. This is an on-going investigation.
Brian was a graduate of Macon County High School and he enjoyed playing board games, playing with his nieces and nephews, and he loved to read.
“Brian was an all around good guy who would do anything for anybody,” said his mother, Tammy Neville. “The Lord gave me peace when Brian’s father died two years ago, and this has sustained me through this loss. Brian was ready to go and I know he is in a better place.”
Besides his mother, Brian is survived by two brothers, Brett Neville and Bradley Neville, both of Lafayette, several nieces and nephews, and a host of family and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held for Brian at Christ Alive Church, located at 209 Chamberlain Avenue, in Lafayette, on Saturday, February 10. Visitation with the family will begin at 10:00 a.m. and the memorial service is at 2:00 pm. There will be a Memory Book for people to sign.