BEAUFORT COUNTY, SC (WCSC) – The own family of a teen who become killed in a Beaufort County boating coincidence has now filed a wrongful loss of life lawsuit.
Mallory Beach, 19, turned into subsequently discovered in early March by means of a boater in a marsh area close to the Broad River Boat touchdown after a multi-day, multi-company search for her. Officials say six humans have been on a boat within the early morning hours of Feb. 24 whilst it crashed into a bridge that links Parris Island to the Mainland. Five other human beings had been hurt, but are anticipated to be adequate.
The lawsuit names a Parker’s gas station in Ridgeland and Luther’s Rare and Well Done, a eating place off of Bay Street in Beaufort in addition to humans named James and Kristy Wood.
The suit claims Parker’s bought alcohol to minors beneath the age of 21. The Woods’ additionally knowingly served alcohol to the minors then let them depart their residence to pressure the boat, the lawsuit states.
After leaving the Woods’ home, the healthy states that one minor drove a ship to Luther’s wherein that individual became served alcohol once more. That man or woman became the only riding the boat whilst it crashed, in step with the lawsuit.
Officials are now looking into who was using the boat and what may additionally have performed a aspect into the crash.
The lawsuit became filed Thursday in Beaufort County. They are looking for real and punitive damages.