Teen charged in alleged DWI crash that killed father

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Submitted: Thu, 06/28/2012 - 5:48pm
Updated: Thu, 06/28/2012 - 5:53pm

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A teenager is in jail charged with a drunk driving crash that killed her father early this morning in Brunswick County.

Highway Patrol says Brianna Galloway, 18, of Lumberton, is charged with DWI and felony death by motor vehicle.

Investigators say she was driving on Stone Chimney Road near NC 211 north of Shallotte at 1:37 a.m. when she ran off the left side of the road, hit a tree and flipped her car. Her father, Troy Kevin Galloway, 41, of Supply, died in the crash. Troopers say neither was wearing a seat belt.

Brianna Galloway is in the Brunswick County Jail under $50,000 bond.


  • sm says:

    My prayers are with your family and may God give you peace through your loss.

  • A Child of GOD says:

    My prayers go out to the family, weeping may endure for night but joy cometh in the morning……

  • shaneisha says:

    bri idc what these ppl are saying abt u, ur family and freinds still love yu, ima always be here for u no matter what. like i alwys told you keep yur head up in dont let there stupid comments bring u down, trust me if they knew u like i did they would understand. but enff said i love u bri always. and when all this is over txt me

  • chris73 says:

    I agree beth.I mean 18 or 41? who was the aldult in the car? LET ME THINK?

  • beth1 says:

    It would be one thing if she killed someone else, but since it was a family member, her own father to boot, people should be slightly more sensitive.

    The victim was an adult, not someone underage. In this case, he is just as much as to blame as the driver only he is not here to bare the heat of such an awful tragedy. My thoughts are with the family.

  • Guestvarnumtown says:

    This is my family. Accidents do happen. I am not saying that she didn’t do wrong but our family does read this. So please keep your hateful comments to your self. My family does not need this right now.

  • brunswickgrama says:

    This is a very sad story, she is only 18, wonder if her father was drunk as well, No seat belts either, What is wrong with people. A wasted life and a lost life. Very sad indeed.

  • Try Studying History says:

    Sure, the 1st amendment lets you express your opinion. But being a complete twit is both unwarranted and, really, says a lot more about you than anything else. This is a tragedy and the surviving family is not to blame, as far as we have any reason to believe.

    I don’t think the founding fathers of the USA were terribly concerned with some idiot’s right to be an imbecile in public. They were a bit preoccupied with defending against oppressive governments and freedom of the press and freedom to discuss issues that impact that government.

    Get a grip.


    A US Veteran who fought for your right to be the aforementioned idiot.

  • carolina says:

    I don’t know this person, not related, but feel very sorry for the family and what they are going through. I know this young girl certainly did not intend for this to happen, she will have enough grief to deal with for the rest of her life. It is NOT ok to voice negative comments, I’m sure you have just as many in your family that make mistakes too, and probably yourself. We should send Love to this family in need, not make them feel worse.

  • Guest CommonTater says:

    finds peace. I am really sorry for your loss.

    I would advise you and your family to not read. As her decision to drink and drive led to pain and suffering so may reading these comments. Both were choices that were made and you can choose to read or not. Your call. It is a semi-free country still and folks have opinions as hurtful as some may be.

  • bccitizen says:

    You’re right it is our 1st amendment that allows us to express our opinions but how about having a little more respect for the families involved. That’s what’s wrong with this country today too many hurtful words being said to others.

  • Guest Redneck Across the River says:

    Sure, you can say what you want, but sometimes, you might consider being tactful. Since you probably don’t know what the word means, look it up in your Funk and Wagnalls. Probably don’t know about that either………..

  • Having Compassion says:

    How about having a little compassion for the family and what they are going thru. You don’t know the circumstances of what happened. You only know what you read in the paper. Don’t be so quick to judge unless you have NEVER done anything wrong or in poor judgement. I wish the news people would not allow comments on these kinds of circumstances.

  • george says:

    Maby she wasen’t drunk. Maby she only had one or two and was able to hide that from her father. If your underage and get pulled It doesn’t matter how much you have had, you still get a DUI. Be respectful and keep your smart-ass coments to your self.

  • Grand Ole Party says:

    It wasn’t an accident stupid. Driving drunk is not something that one stumbles into. If you don’t like reading the hateful comments….Then don’t read them. Simple solution.

  • Mike D says:

    Some people try to hide behind the constitution and religous beleifs when it benifits them instead of using common courtesy. Right wrong or indifferent, she will be forced to pay a price that no judicial system can pass down to her, she will have to live with this foolish mistake every day and night for the rest of her life. This not only affects her, but the entire family. Some how some way it COULD have been worse, thank the good lord it wasnt. As I do not know the family I can only give you words of encouragement and throw up a prayer or two for the family. Just ignore the foolish and heartless comments that you may see on this page as this is what you see more amd more every day through out the world today, you would not have heard such inconsiderate comments 20-30 years ago.

  • Guestvarnumtown says:

    Yes but people with a heart don’t say things to hurt people that are already hurting.

  • dacat says:

    DITTOS, you have serious problems. Before you draw attention to the speck in someone else’s eye, pull the plank out of your own, you HATEFUL human being.

  • tweety12 says:

    Some of you are cruel beyond measure. Driving drunk is not a good idea but there aren’t to manydrivers that haven’t gotten behind the wheel at some point that might have had one or two drinks.The point is you can bet a dollar to a donut tha tthe young lady loved are father without measure and he had the same love for her.After this is gone away we might think about it again but, she will have to live with this pain everyday for the rest of her life.First amendment shouldn’t give anybody the right to trash another person.Just because you can.

  • GuestMan. says:

    It would be a lot better if people showed consideration and did not leave hateful comments. But, in this world we live in now it seems some people just want to be as mean and antagonistic as they can be. The simple solution would be not to write hateful comments, but, unfortunately that’s all some people know.

  • Guestggg says:

    She was way drunk. And guess what she learned a lot cause she’s driving now

  • DITTOS says:

    I think the first amendment allows us the right to express any opinion we want. If you don’t like it…then some of those family members ought not allow their drunk “under-aged” family member drive their older drunk family members around in a vehicle. Luckily no one else got crashed into.

  • Guestvarnamtown says:

    I am also family and it really hurts no matter who was driving…….
    Give us a break it could be you next heaven forbid…..

  • ajw2324 says:

    So, kick them when they’re already down? Have some shred of compassion. Yes, a drastic, costly mistake was made but there’s no need to throw salt in their wounds, there’s no need to throw this in their faces. They get it. I’m sure that if someone in your family died from a mistake, you wouldn’t want others publicly humiliating them, you, or your family. This isn’t some political soapbox comment section- someone lost their life. Honestly, it’s pretty shrewd to exercise your rights in such an insensitive manner.

  • Guestvarnamtown says:

    My family has already gone through a lot. My 17 year old nephew got killed in a car accident 2 months ago. Since that we have a total of 11 deaths that were either family or very close friends. We have had a lot to bare for the last 2 months. I am asking nicely to just stop with the hurtful comments. If you just lost your son and your granddaughter is all you have left of him you would do what ever it took to have her home. And no you don’t know the whole store about what happened and for our privacy you probably never will. So go ahead and judge my family one day you will stand in front of God and answer for why instead of helping a neighbor you shoved them to the ground. May God bless you for what some of you have said.

  • Guestgalloway says:

    I agree most definately our family has been through a lot but she is also not all everyone has left of Troy in case you didn’t know he’s got a son that is a spitting image of him and he was a lot closer to Troy.


    Wow. People can sure say alot about something they know nothing about. There was NOT a selfish bone in that little girls body. I think she is suffering enough. She doesn’t need people like you adding to her suffering. Keep in mind that the family is looking at this.

  • RebeccaB. says:

    You are exactly right, she will have to wake up every day knowing that she was driving the vehicle that her father was killed in. But unless you are reading something here that I somehow missed,then I am not sure what you are basing your ignorant opinion on.I do not know all the circumstances that led to this awful accident but we are not the one to do the judging.And thank God for that or this 18 yr old girl would never see the light of day again.

  • JBNC says:

    That is a little harsh..you dont know the circumstances that surround this case. He could have been more drunk than her…anything. She needs help, not prison.

  • Guest350 says:

    Might want to wait and hear all the story. There is bound to be more. Was he drunk, as well? The reason these stories don’t make people think is because it always happens to someone else. Think about it like this……..to others, YOU are someone else. This girl has a lot to live with. Hope she makes it OK.

  • nchilltopper says:

    Tracie (oh holier than thou)C, have you never made a mistake? Have a little sympathy. Unfortunately, for this young woman, she will have to live the rest of her life without a father, and will likely never recover.

    Some questions come to mind; Why wasn’t dad driving? Who supplied the alcohol? How is she guilty of “killing her father in a moment of SELFISHNESS’? Did she force her father to let her drive? Why do you condemn a person for life for making a bad decision as a VERY young adult?

    I’m glad i’m not associated with you in any way as you must live a miserable life of self empowerment, oh holier than thou one.

  • Tracie C says:

    Too bad stories like this dont make people THINK! What will it take? 18 years old, waking every day to know she killed her father in a moment of SELFISHNESS. I hope she never sees the light of day again. Way to go.

  • Guest1204 says:

    I have to wonder why her Dad let her drive if he knew she was intoxicated.

  • tarheel22 says:

    Are you kidding me??? 18 drinking & driving, no seatbelt and ended up crashing, killing her only father. Where did she get the alcohol I wonder? What an idiot she is. Well, her father is gone and I think you can say her life is gone. She will be charged as an adult.

  • shaneisha says:

    i would really aprecated if u dont call my friend an idiot i mean she is going threw alot rite now and really dont need ppl like u bringing her down thanx

  • Cameron says:

    I am sorry for the loss that this family is going through. If you are going to allow your underaged kids to drink; do it at home and take the keys!! Don’t drink with them and then decide that they are the sober ones and let them drive!!!! I am speaking from experience. I have allowed my kids to have their fun growing up, but I took the keys when the drinking started. I have also been the stupid one on the other end. I am so sorry that she lost her father and that is something she will have to live with everyday; I am just glad no one else was involved.

  • dacat says:

    At some point in time, tragedy strikes close to home. No one is exempt. Please be respectful to those who are currently suffering. One day it will be your turn.

  • Guest743 says:

    She can get help while in prison!!!!

  • Guest2020 says:

    Because of her choices, a man is dead. She needs to be punished. Hopefully, she can get help as well, but she needs to be held accountable for her decision to drink and drive.

  • Guest9743 says:

    Your question was “Why do you condemn a person for life for making a bad decision as a VERY young adult”….Answer: VERY young adults are condemned on this website every day, keep reading!!

  • guest 23434213443333 says:

    wow people this is my family an all you have to say is negative things?you do not know the story so dont judge its not your place to everything is being taken care of without your input so just shut your mouth

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