Family of victim in deadly Hopkins Co. accident speaks out - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

"A lot of people are upset... but no more upset than us because we ain't got her no more"

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A Hopkins County teenage driver has been charged with murder after a deadly accident. Now, the victim's family is speaking out.


The accident happened at the corner of Sunrise and Brown, killing 23-year-old Brittany Clemons and critically injuring her boyfriend, passenger Royce Scisney.

It was after 9:30 p.m. on February 16, and Brittany was on her way to work. Just minutes before, she dropped her 14-month-old son at her parent's house.

It's hard to believe, but Brittany's dad, Grant, says if his daughter had changed her routine just a little that night, the results of the crash would have been much worse.

"If she'd went home and then changed clothes and came back out, he would have been in the car seat. A lot of people are upset about it, but they can't be no more upset than us because we ain't got her no more," Grant said.

Court records show, the teenager accused of hitting and killing Brittany had a history of speeding.

"Now something has to be done about it, but I feel something should have been done before this happened," Grant said.

The 17-year-old is also charged with first degree assault and driving under the influence. He is expected to appear at Hopkins County Justice Center for his detention hearing on Wednesday.

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