Hawley County, South Carolina (WBTW) — A former Hawley County deputy was a passenger in a sheriff’s office transit van Friday when two women died after the van flooded during Hurricane Florence. charges were dropped. Clements.
The charges against Joshua Bishop were dismissed due to Clements stating a lack of evidence. He added that Bishop was a passenger in the van and did everything in his power to get the woman out of the van.
Another lieutenant involved, Stephen Flood, said: Convicted in May and 18 years in prison.
Wendy Newton and Nicolette Green died on Highway 76 in Marion County on September 18, 2018 after the van they were in was submerged in floodwaters.
newton family filed a lawsuit It charged her wrongful death for driving her in a locked cage on a dangerous road with puddles, not following the correct route, and using a caged inmate van for mentally ill patients. Claims. The lawsuit also called the vehicle a “death trap.”
A lawsuit against a company that made caged vans was settled for $1 million.Lawsuit Against Holly County was also resolved.
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