Family Of Victim In Roll Over Wants Others To Learn From Their Tragedy 6/30/12
CBS 7 News Reporter
Midland, TX – It happened in the blink of an eye, 32-year-old Cameron Neff lost his life driving on his way to work. Now his family is overcome with heartache and worries for their future.
"I’m going to miss him ... They worked him very hard. He worked at the oilrig, " said his 5-year-old daughter Camille Neff.
Cameron Neff is the father of 3 young daughters. While driving to work, Neff wasn’t wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from his truck, killing him on impact. It's same exact tragedy their family faced just a few weeks ago.
"Cable, my oldest son, also an “oil rigger”, roughneck, exact same accident. It was unbelievable 5 weeks ago we lost Cable… 2 days ago we lost Cameron. The same thing, a car wreck, ejected … and died on impact," said Cameron Neff’s mother Linda Chandler.
The family hopes others will learn a lesson from his death.
“ I don't want any other mothers to go through this. Please tell your children to wear seat belts, don’t speed...wear seat belts," said Chandler.
Cameron’s wife Corina is now facing even another tragedy. Yesterday her father passed away in a nursing home. The family says they hope to make it through such great losses.
When Cameron Neff died he did not have life insurance. The family has set up a fund, to raise money to care for his 3 daughters and wife Corina. It is at Heritage USA Federal Credit Union under the name of Neff Family Fund attention to Kimberly Pilfold. She is the girls' aunt.