In a case that reads like a nightmare, a lawsuit asking for $10 million has been filed against a man who caused a car wreck in Anderson County on New Year’s Eve. According to the Anderson Independent-Mail News, it’s the third lawsuit against driver Robert Blair and his employer, Craft Construction, over the fatal three-car accident.
Blair, a construction company employee, was on his way to work on Dec. 31 at around 6:30 a.m. when he ran off the side of the road. Blair overcorrected and drove his company-owned Ford F-250 across the highway’s median, running it head-on into a car owned by a married couple named Andrew and Syblene McAbee. The McAbees died in the ensuing accident, as did Arlene Sorrells, Mrs. McAbee’s sister and a passenger in their vehicle. Blair survived, but witnesses reported that he was driving under the influence of alcohol, cold medicine and a prescription drug. He is currently awaiting trial on felony DUI causing a death. According to the newest lawsuit, filed by the husband and daughters of Arlene Sorrells, Blair’s co-workers were following in another vehicle.