A teen girl who was pronounced dead in a crash near Myrtle Beach last month has been discharged from the hospital.
Grayson Hucks was in a 6-vehicle crash on an afternoon exactly a month ago Wednesday and was pronounced dead in the crash, officials initially said.
Hucks, 19, was just accepted to begin nursing school in the fall at a South Carolina college — and was on her way home from a medical assistant summer job when the wreck happened.
Hucks, whose car was hit head-on while traveling on the US 17 Bypass, spent more than three weeks in the hospital and was released just this week from an Atlanta hospital.
In the crash, Hucks suffered a fractured left ulna, a fractured right patella and right tibia, and a fractured sacrum.
“Among other complications, Grayson is also fighting a head injury consisting of multiple pinpoint bleeding and a hematoma on her right parietal lobe, as well as pneumonia caused by the trauma,” her boyfriend, Dustin James wrote on a GoFundMe page.
James said that Hucks will be undergoing out-patient therapy in Florence, South Carolina.
Despite lingering effects from the crash, Hucks is trying to stay focused on becoming a nurse.
“I have to be able to go to school, that’s the most important thing to me, and it still is,” Grayson told WMBF-TV.
Grayson could make a full recovery in six months to a year, the TV station reported.
— Info from WBTW-TV