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Mom of teen killed in crash pushes for law after disturbing Facebook posts

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MARLBORO COUNTY, SC -

With one click of button.  Hundreds, sometimes thousands of people have access to a simple post.

But when does posting go too far?

It's been nearly a month since Sheila Quick's daughter, Allison English, was involved in a deadly accident in Marlboro County.

Within minutes, her dismembered body was posted on Facebook by a driver just passing through.

"It's caused a lot of devastation to my family and everybody that loved Allison to know that these pictures have been shared," said Quick.

At the time, a family member found the pictures online without knowing until later, it was Allison.

There is no law against posting pictures of a scene of an accident onto social media accounts likes Facebook or Twitter.

Quick, along with others believe the act was distasteful and now seek to change that law.

"She had to no ability to say no. She had no ability to refuse.  I think she had a right to her privacy," Quick added.

The person who took the picture arrived before EMS and South Carolina Highway Patrol got to the scene.

However, quick later learned that this type of thing happens quite often.

"That doesn't make it right in my opinion. It's very cruel and cold hearted.  I just want other parents to know that we're doing our best to get a law in place so that in the future something can be done," she mentioned.

Two state representatives, Elizabeth Munnerlyn of Bennettsville and Ted Vick of Chesterfield, sponsored a bill in Columbia called "Allison's Law," which prohibits the distribution of crime or accident scene images of minors on social media.

Violating that law could mean jail time.  The bill is now in committee.

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