Father warns young people after Edgefield teenager dies in single-car crash

By: Justin Fabiano Email
By: Justin Fabiano Email
Fatal accident

A father is speaking out after his son was killed in a car accident. (WRDW-TV / June 20, 2012)

News 12 at 11 o'clock / Wednesday, June 20, 2012

EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- Deshawn Surry planned on spending his Wednesday morning fishing with his older brother.

"When they left, Deshawn asked me if I would feed his dogs, and I said yeah," said Danny Robinson, Surry's father.

As it turns out, those were the last words his dad would ever say to him. Deshawn's older brother, Daniel, was driving down Bland Baptist Road when he lost control of his Blazer. He over-corrected, and the vehicle overturned into a bed of rocks. Surry was thrown from the SUV and died on the scene.

"I'm still in disbelief now. It ain't set in yet," Robinson said.

Disbelief because his son is dead, but also because it wouldn't have taken much to stop his death.

"They weren't wearing seat belts, and maybe if he was wearing his seat belt, it might have saved his life," Robinson explained.

He says this is a lesson all young people can learn

"It seems like now it's so hard to talk to young people because they don't believe anything that you tell them," he said. "I hope that this will [help anybody]."

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