Family of Upstate woman killed in DUI crash sues driver, restaurants

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GREENVILLE Co., S.C. (WSPA) — Three Greenville restaurants are accused of serving alcohol to a minor who caused a deadly crash in September 2017 in a lawsuit.

Troopers say Abrielle Redden was under the influence and driving on the wrong side of Interstate 385 when she crashed into a Laurens County woman. 

Geraldine Overstreet Bailey, 72, of Joanna, was killed in the crash. 

Bailey’s estate is now suing Redden, The Flat, Carolina Ale House and Grimaldi’s Pizzeria. 

The restaurants are accused of serving alcohol to Redden who was 19 at the time. 

Bailey’s estate claims none of the restaurants asked Redden for ID to see if was legally able to buy or drink alcohol before she crashed into Bailey who was headed to work at the Greenville Hospital System.

Redden’s blood alcohol level was .103 following the crash, according to the lawsuit.

Redden, 20, is serving a 6-year prison sentence for felony DUI resulting in death, according to the S.C. Department of Corrections’ website. 

Bailey’s estate asserts the defendants’ “negligent, grossly negligent, reckless and wanton acts and omissions singularly or in combination, combined and concurred to become the proximate cause of the collision.” 

They are suing for physical pain and suffering, Bailey’s medical bills and funeral expenses and other damages.

7News has reached out to the restaurants for comment. 

Click or tap here to read the lawsuit

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