Nearly one year after her 21-year-old son was killed as an innocent bystander in a high-speed police chase while on vacation in Charleston, South Carolina, a mother has filed a lawsuit against the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO).
Lori Beth Ashley filed the wrongful death lawsuit on June 29 in the Charleston County Court of Common Pleas on behalf of her son Lane Harold Lusk.
According to the lawsuit, Lusk was killed by a driver who was being chased by a CCSO deputy on the evening of July 19, 2019.
The driver, who was 16 years old at the time of the crash, was not named in the lawsuit.
The chase began around 9 p.m. when deputy Kevin Willis observed a stolen Toyota running a red light on Constitution Avenue and Dorchester Road in Charleston, the lawsuit said. Willis then turned on his police lights in an attempt to pull the Toyota over.