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Brunswick Co. man dead in SC crash

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LITTLE RIVER, SC (WPDE) -- A North Carolina man died in a crash on Highway 9 near Highway 31 in Horry County Tuesday afternoon.

Warren Pienack, 91, of Carolina Shores died of cardiac arrest from blunt force trauma, according to Horry County Deputy Coroner Tony Hendrick.

South Carolina Highway Patrol says at about 3 p.m., Pienack pulled out of a driveway in a car in front of a pickup truck.

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91 year old driving?

It concerns me that a ninety-one year old is still driving. Yes, I know some ninety yr. olds may still be able to do so but the odds are, that they really don't need to be driving.

Really?

Much younger people have made the same mistake. You are entitled to your opinion, but it doesn't help as I am sure the family is wondering much the same thing. They shouldn't wonder though as we all die, and other than being spiritually ready there isn't much we can do beyond that.

Elderly drivers

Although my grandmother, then in her late 80s, had lost much of her vision, was on numerous medications, had had several heart attacks, the DMV kept renewing her license. My mother had to step in behind my grandmother's back and address this with her doctors to help her get my grandmother off the road. My mother knew that it was going to upset my grandmother, and she knew that we, as a family, were going to have to make sacrifices to get my grandmother back and forth to her appointments, church, grocery store, but she stepped in to save my grandmother's life and the lives of others. It's hard to be a part of taking someone's independence away, but as a loved one, sometimes you have to make that decision for the protection of that person and for others. While I don't know the overall health and vision of this elderly man, I see elderly driving every day that clearly shouldn't be driving, and they even look scared to death to be driving. Sometimes, loved ones must step in and make the decision for these sweet people and out of a place of love and respect, help remove the threat to themselves and others.

Insensitive

Really? The man is now deceased. Is this really the right time to make any statements about his age or his choice to drive? I hope his family and friends don't read the news. Have some respect.

I feel bad for the family,

I feel bad for the family, but if the family cannot accept the criticism then they need to abstain from reading the comments. You may not like what lonetraveler had to say, but lonetraveler is entitled to an opinion and has the right to say whatever.