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Parents Sue Mellow Mushroom For Over-serving a Customer Who Killed Their Daughters in an Accident

June 15, 2018

Parents Sue the Restaurant Responsible for Overserving a Driver who Caused the Death of their Two Daughters

IREDELL COUNTY, NC – June 14, 2018 (  According to an online news report at, parents are suing under Arizona’s Dram Shop Laws for the deaths of their two daughters due to a drunk driver who was overserved at the popular restaurant, the Mellow Mushroom.*

Sisters Karli and Kelsey Richardson were driving to see the sunrise on Good Friday (in April of 2017)  when twenty one year old Keaton Allison, drove his car into oncoming traffic as a result of a BAC that was three times over the legal limit. Unfortunately, Allison crashed into the two sisters, which killed Allison and the two women.  

Now, the women’s parents are suing the Mellow Mushroom, which is the restaurant that allegedly overserved Allison to the point of intoxication.   “Kids think [they're] going to live forever but as we’ve seen that doesn’t always happen,” said the girls' father Perry Richardson.

Perry is still trying to face the reality over what happened to his two daughters.

“I went through a month, at least, when I couldn’t sleep and you try to think maybe it didn’t happen,” he added.

The accident occurred in Arizona, where it is illegal to provide alcohol to someone who is obviously intoxicated.  North Carolina enforces the same law.  

News media outlets have tried to reach the Mellow Mushroom for comment but has not been able to obtain any information from them

The accident continues to remain under investigation at this time.

The Atlanta drunk driving attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorney at Law, answer common questions about dram shop lawsuits in Georgia.  For further information, visit our Georgia Dram Shop Law FAQs page to learn more.

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