A wrongful death lawsuit claims Anderson County Councilman Eddie Moore tried to cover up his role in a deadly accident. But Moore says he wasn’t trying to hide anything.  

On November 4, 2010, investigators say Elizabeth Walsh was pushing a grocery cart filled with groceries across Highway 81 in Anderson County when she stepped into traffic and was hit by multiple cars and killed. 

In court documents, Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore says it was impossible to tell which car caused the fatal injuries. 

The driver of the first car, Jesse Oliver, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. 

Troopers say Eddie Moore was driving the second of three cars that hit Walsh. After troopers looked at Moore’s car, took photos, and finished their investigation, Moore says he took the SUV to a car wash, not to cover up anything, but to wash off the debris from the accident.   

However, Walsh’s attorney, Tom Dunaway, claims Moore was not honest with a mechanic the next day when he took his car in. 

According to Dunaway, Moore told the mechanic he thought he hit a shopping cart, and he made no mention of washing the car. Dunaway says what Moore told the mechanic is important, since the mechanic gave a sworn affidavit, not knowing the car had been washed. 

In that affidavit, the mechanic says he saw “no evidence” that Moore’s car hit anything. But the mechanic later took back that statement after learning the car had been washed.   

Walsh’s daughter wants Moore to take responsibility. Leslie Parker says, “If He (Moore) had just stood up and told the truth from the beginning, things would have been different. But because he pushed it so far, I have to hear all the horrific details that people tried to keep from me, so that I could live there (in the house she lived with Walsh before the accident).”  

Eddie Moore says, “i have done nothing wrong. I was on my way home. It was a horrible accident. I was not the first person to hit her.” 

Moore also told 7 On Your Side he told the mechanic that the car had been sprayed off on the outside. 

But in an amended affidavit, the mechanic, Steve Moon, says he did not know about the car being washed. Moon says, in the affidavit, “I now realize that my statement was given under false pretense and was being used to perpetuate a fraud by Mr. Moore.” 

Moore’s attorney David Rheney says his client was not responsible for Walsh’s death. 

Walsh’s family is seeking more than $ 5 million dollars in damages.