A grandmother is suing the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office after her granddaughter died in a crash during a chase by deputies nearly two years ago.
The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reported that Trena Rice has also sued Sheriff Chuck Wright and the deputy involved.
Queniya Tykia Shelton died after her mother, Erikka Dominique Shelton, crashed her SUV while running from deputies.
Circuit Judge Derham Cole ruled this week the lawsuit should be moved to federal court.
Queniya was 7 years old when she was thrown from an SUV after her mother ran from authorities on Aug. 6, 2012. Erikka Shelton was sentenced last year to 13 years in prison for her role in the chase.
Attorneys for Wright, the deputy and the department would not talk about the case.
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