Upstate bar over-served man before deadly wreck, lawsuit claims

A Spartanburg County bar has been sued, by the estate of the victim of a fatal wreck.

Kortlynn Smith and Melissa Frilot were killed in December of 2016 by a driver that was heavily intoxicated, according to Highway Patrol.

Hollis Brock was charged with two counts of felony DUI resulting in death, along with other crimes.

Solicitor Barry Barnette said Brock crossed four lanes and hit the victims’ car head on. Brock walked about 100 yards from the scene,  severely drunk, and did not notice that his neck was broken, Barnette said.

Barnette said deputies had to keep Brock from leaving the scene.

The estate of Kortlynn Smith is alleging that Brock was over-served at Boiling Springs Ale House, before the fatal wreck.

The lawsuit claims the following, that the Ale House served alcohol to an intoxicated person, that the bar made no attempts to help Brock get home without having to drive himself home while drunk, that they failed to get Brock a sober driver, and failed to train their employees to recognize a sober person.

The estate is looking for costs for funeral expenses and emotional damage.

To read the lawsuit, click here: Boiling Springs Ale House lawsuit

 

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