Family of CS Man Killed In Airborne Car Crash Searching for Answers

The family of a College Station man is searching for answers after 45-year-old Eric Lee Weir died last Friday when his car went airborne over the railroad tracks at Wellborn Road and Southwest Parkway.

News 3 spoke with Weir's family, some of whom believe a health issue may have caused the crash.

The results of a horrific crash in College Station paint a clearer picture of the final moments of Eric Lee Weir .

Multiple witnesses estimate his Inifniti I 30 was traveling at 100 miles an hour down Southwest Parkway when his car hit a train track hill and went airborne.

Police say he died from blunt force trauma.

Kate Broome lives a few doors down from Weir. They both had a soft spot for animals with Weir temporarily adopting a pitbull she and her family had rescued.

"He would just sit out in his yard and whenever I would pass by in my truck he would wave at me. He seemed like a really nice guy, real laid back and chill," recalled Broome.

Weir graduated from Caldwell High School in 1986 and served in the Army as part of Operation Desert Storm.

Family members wonder if his battle with Multiple Sclerosis played a part in the crash.

Misty Melancon is Weir's former Sister-in Law and spoke by phone from Houston.

"I just want everyone to keep praying for the family, you know, it's going to take time to heal and we just want to know why," she said.

Weir's Infiniti traveled so far back into the woods it took crews from Precision Towing four hours to retrieve the car.

Melancon says he probably hadn't had a speeding ticket in more than ten years and never drove fast.

"Yeah, no, he would never in anyway harm anybody. Eric was not that kind of guy. He was the here's my shirt, if you need it," Melancon said.

Now the wait continues for answers.

Toxicology results for Eric Weir have not been released.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Trevino-Smith Funeral Home in Bryan.


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