South Carolina Teen Killed in Terrible Single Car Accident | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

Emily Marlene Peck was a passenger in her older brother, Paul Peck’s 2001 Nissan. Their younger brother was a passenger as well. The details of what happened next aren’t clear, but we do know the driver lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a tree on Garrison Road in Pelzer, South Carolina (SC). Emily was killed and her two brothers were seriously injured, according to

Emily was just 17 years old. My deepest condolences go out to the Peck family. Losing a loved one is always terrible, but it’s especially tragic when someone so young is taken from us far too soon.

Both of her brothers are currently recuperating at Greenville Memorial Hospital. My prayers go out for a speedy recovery.

As mentioned earlier, a full car accident report hasn’t been released yet and there could be a myriad of contributing factors to the wreck. There may have been a mechanical error with the Nissan or an animal may have run out onto the road and the driver swerved to miss them. We have to wait and see what the report indicates.

The insurer is likely responsible to pay for the passengers that were harmed. However, the family should call a lawyer specializing in injury and wrongful death to make sure that all available coverage is found, so all the money owed is collected from the relevant car insurances.

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