Consultants sued over 2018 deaths of women in sheriff’s van

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FILE – In this Sept. 19, 2018, file photo, responders congregate near where two people drowned the evening before when they were locked in a Horry County Sheriff’s department transport van while crossing an overtopped bridge over the Little Pee Dee River on Highway 76, during rising floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Marion County, S.C. The estates of the South Carolina women who drowned filed lawsuits last week in Horry County alleging negligence by a company that created policies and procedures for the law enforcement agency. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (AP) – The estates of two South Carolina women who drowned while locked in the back of a sheriff’s department van during Hurricane Florence have filed a lawsuit alleging negligence by a company that created policies and procedures for the law enforcement agency.

That’s according to lawsuits filed last week in Horry County by representatives of 43-year-old Nicolette Green and 45-year-old Wendy Newton against Moseley Architects.

The company consults with law enforcement agencies and develops policies and procedures.

The women died in September 2018.

Representatives for Moseley didn’t immediately return an email message Monday.

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