SC Father Charged with Providing Alcohol to Teen Before Crash that Killed Daughter

December 28, 2018

GREENVILLE, SC. – A South Carolina father has been charged with providing alcohol to a teenager before the vehicle crash that killed his daughter, according to an online news report from*

In October 2018, 19-year-old Madison Bagwell crashed a vehicle into a guardrail on U.S. 25 in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. A passenger in the vehicle, 17-year-old Jessica Faye Adaline Adams, died in the crash. Bagwell was arrested and charged with felony DUI resulting in death. 

Following the crash, Jessica Adams’s father, Nicholas Adams, appeared in local television reports saying he forgave Bagwell and encouraging people to not drink and drive, no matter how much they have had to drink. Now, Nicholas Adams has been arrested for providing Bagwell the alcohol she consumed before the crash. Arrest reports show he intentionally provided the alcohol and knew that Bagwell was driving. 

Nicholas Adams has been charged with being a party to the crime of felony DUI resulting in death, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, unlawful neglect of a child or helpless person, and transferring gifts of beer or wine to a minor. Investigation into the case is ongoing, and no additional information has been reported at this time. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 29 people die every day in the United States from motor vehicle crashes involving alcohol-impaired drivers. This breaks down to one alcohol-related vehicle accident fatality every 50 minutes. In 2016, the CDC indicates almost 10,500 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, which accounted for nearly 30 percent of all traffic-related deaths in the United States that year.

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