- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 11, 2017

CHAPIN, S.C. (AP) - A second lawsuit has been filed against a driver who survived a deadly boat wreck on a South Carolina lake, a newspaper has reported.

According to The State newspaper , the family of Shawn Lanier filed a lawsuit last week against David Bruce Dyer accusing him of negligence and carelessness in the April 21 Lake Murray wreck.

Dyer, 56, was driving a powerboat that collided with another boat in which Lanier was a passenger.

After the wreck, officials with the Department of Natural Resources said that the second driver, Danny Phillips, should have yielded the right of way to Dyer’s boat. Phillips died in the wreck, and officials said he had high levels of marijuana in his system.

Prosecutors did not bring charges against Dyer, who stayed on the scene for several hours and passed a field sobriety test.

The lawsuit, which seeks to cover Lanier’s medical and funeral bills, accuses Dyer of speeding, driving a boat while impaired and failing to yield. It also alleges Dyer didn’t help any of those injured after the crash.

Another passenger on Phillips’ boat has also sued Dyer. Online court records listed no attorney of record for him.


Information from: The State, https://www.thestate.com

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