SC family of man killed in collision files lawsuit

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email
(Credit: MGN Online)

(Credit: MGN Online)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- The family of a man killed in a hit-and-run collision is suing the drunk driver who struck him and the bars and restaurants where he was served.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of the estate of Gerard Nieto targets the driver and five businesses and seeks unspecified damages.

According to the lawsuit, Jason Frank Marion went on a drinking binge at the five bars before driving early on May 4, 2012. The truck he was driving hit Nieto, throwing him from his bicycle along a highway.

Marion is serving a 6-year sentence on a reckless homicide charge after pleading guilty in January to causing Nieto's death.

An owner of one of the restaurants says he doesn't remember seeing Marion.

Have information or an opinion about this story? Click here to contact the newsroom.

Copyright WRDW-TV News 12. All rights reserved. This material may not be republished without express written permission. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1212 Augusta, GA 30903 Main Telephone: (803) 278-1212 Newsroom: (803) 278-3111 Fax: (803) 442-4561
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 213706781 -
Gray Television, Inc.