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Four People Dead in Greer, SC Car Crash Caused by Intoxicated Driver

Four people died in Greer, SC after an intoxicated driver crossed the center line and struck their vehicle on Friday, September 11.

South Carolina Highway Patrol officials say the crash occurred around 5:15 p.m. near Cannon Road. An SUV that was moving east crossed the center line and hit another SUV that was moving west. All four people in the westbound SUV sadly died of their injuries.

The coroner has identified the victims as Michael Cook, 83, Nancy Cook, 80, William Norman, 92, and Marsha Norman, 83.

Richard Shane Plowden, the driver of the SUV that hit them, has been charged with four counts of felony DUI, resulting in death.

The National Highway Traffic and Safety Authority (NHTSA) estimates that nearly 30% of traffic fatalities are alcohol-related. One report ranked South Carolina as the fifth-worst state for drunk-driving fatalities, with 291 deaths attributed to drunk driving in 2018 alone. Drivers should always make plans to have a designated driver when they will be drinking away from home, or have a ride-share app handy on their phone.

If you know a surviving family member of a person who was injured or killed in an accident, please encourage them to contact our firm immediately. The consultation is completely free, with no out-of-pocket cost to the family to hire us.

For over 25 years the attorneys at Auger & Auger have been dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals and families that have suffered injuries or lost loved ones due to the negligence of others. We have years of experience guiding and helping our clients every step of the way to receive compensation for aspects such as medical bills, funeral costs, and other monetary loss. 

Editorial Note: At A&A we are always looking to improve the quality and safety and are saddened by the outcome of many tragic accidents across the Carolinas. The purpose of this news blog is to write about cases relevant to our industry and raise awareness about injury cases so that victims of similar incidents can educate themselves on theories of liability, the law, and how personal injury cases typically work. This article is created using publicly available information and is a secondary source. If you find any information here to be inaccurate, please notify us at [email protected], and we will make the appropriate adjustments.


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