Mallory Beach Cause Of Death – Alcohol, Accident, Or Murder?

Mallory beach cause of death

Mallory Beach’s cause of death was pretty evident from when she passed away. The 19-year-old died in a tragic boat crash in the Beaufort River. 

In February 2019, a fatal boat crash took the life of Mallory Beach when her friend, Paul Murdaugh, allegedly drunkenly crashed his family‘s boat. 

The Murdaugh family boat crashed into a bridge near Parris Island, sending several passengers flying overboard. Beach never made it out of the water that night, and her body was found eight days later, about five miles from the crash site.

The boat that Paul Murdaugh was driving the night of the crash belonged to his parents. According to the authorities, Paul was influenced by alcohol and reportedly used his elder brother’s id to purchase alcohol illegally from a convenience store. 

More surveillance showed him ordering more alcohol at Luther’s Rare & Well Done, a bar in Beaufort.

At the time, Paul Murdaugh, 19, was charged with Beach’s death. The fatal accident took place on the night of February 24th, 2019. Paul was released on bail while awaiting trial after pleading not guilty to all charges.

A surveillance video captured near the New Day Dock in Beaufort shows some of Beach’s final moments as the six teens, including Beach and Murdaugh, walk toward the boat.

Beaufort County Dispatch said, “They were driving at a high rate of speed, in the water, in the boat. The female was sitting on her boyfriend’s lap. They hit the bridge, and she is now missing.”

The county dispatch also described the condition of the boat soon after it crashed. The front left side, the driver’s side, was split open from the nose to the back. There was a 6-foot gash where the boat came apart at the seam.

After the crash, four of the five teens were rushed to Beaufort Memorial Hospital. A nurse stated Paul Murdaugh was “only wearing boxers and that he was grossly intoxicated and belligerent,” and that he appeared to be “the most intoxicated and uncooperative of those involved.”

A blood test at the hospital around 4 a.m. showed Murdaugh had an ethanol level of 286.1 milligrams per deciliter in serum.

Can money bring Mallory back?

The family of the deceased Mallory Beach settled with two members of the Murdaugh family. The Beach family on Tuesday settled with Buster Murdaugh, 26, the only living son of disgraced South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh, 54.

According to the settlement, $530,000 from the sale of the 1,772-acre hunting estate where Paul and Maggie were killed on June 7, 2021, will go to Buster. 

Beach’s family believed Buster had suffered enough, so bringing him out of the lawsuit was essential. 

Some amount from the settlement will go to the other survivors of the boat crash, Morgan Doughty and Miley Altman, on behalf of Beach’s family.

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