How spending too little on SC roads costs hundreds of lives

Grayson Lee was 19 when she died on a S.C. road in 2014, one of more than 4,500 people killed on the state’s roads since 2011. Hundreds of those deaths, including possibly Grayson’s, could have been prevented if the state spent more to make its roads and bridges safer. State officials say they know how to make roads safer. But, they add, they don’t have the money.

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South Carolina Deadly Roads - A family's story

Amy and David Lee lost their 19-year-old daughter Grayson Ann Lee, when she ran off the road and hit a tree in the median near mile marker 183 on I-26 in 2014. The Lees say the area should have been lined with cable barriers which could have saved their daughter's life.
Gerry Melendez gmelendez@thestate.com
South Carolina Deadly Roads - A family's story 3:54

South Carolina Deadly Roads - A family's story

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