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Teen speaks weeks after being pronounced dead following 6-car collision

A local nursing student is starting her road to recovery after a six-car collision nearly took her life. A local nursing student is starting her road to recovery after a six-car collision nearly took her life.
Many may remember the six-car collision that closed Highway 17 Bypass into the night. Many may remember the six-car collision that closed Highway 17 Bypass into the night.
"I don't remember the wreck at all," Grayson said. "I don't remember the wreck at all," Grayson said.

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A local nursing student is starting her road to recovery after a six-car collision nearly took her life.

Nursing student, Grayson Hucks, 19, is able to speak for the very first time, just weeks after she was pronounced dead.

Many may remember the six-car collision that closed Highway 17 Bypass into the night.

About three weeks after the crash, Grayson Hucks is feeling like herself, and though she tries to stay positive, she's still struggling to remember.

"I don't remember the wreck at all," Grayson said.

What Grayson Hucks does remember from the accident on May 20 is leaving her summer job as a Medical Assistant at Beach Urgent Care, passing the Coastal Grand Mall, and waking up.

"I was upset and just talking about how bad I was in pain," Grayson explained.

After being struck head on by one of the six vehicles involved in the crash, Grayson suffers from several serious injuries including a fractured ulna, a broken knee cap and tibia, and the aspiring nurse found herself on the other side of things.

"It was just like the roles reversed kind of thing, so the best thing I could do was try and pay attention," Grayson explained.

Though Grayson will be able to walk again, she also suffered a brain injury.

"That's so scary to think about, because I don't want to change, especially not from something like that," Grayson said.

Doctors are noticing this injury is affecting the way Grayson processes information.

Right now she struggles with her short-term memory as well as the way she retains information.

Doctors say it could threaten her future dream to become a nurse.

"I have to be able to go to school, that's the most important thing to me, and it still is," Grayson said.

While police are still investigating the crash, doctors say Grayson could make a full recovery in six months to a year.

Grayson says she won't be giving up on her dream and hopes to return to Francis Marion University as soon as possible to finish nursing school.

Through this difficult time, Grayson says she's learned many lessons and she's thankful her personality is starting to bounce back. Grayson is also thankful for her strong support system.

You can learn more about Grayson and make a donation towards her road to recovery here.

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