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CT Native, 24, Killed In Crash Remembered For 'Huge Heart'

Kristie Lyn Drewes
Kristie Lyn Drewes Photo Credit: Contributed

Kristie Lyn Drewes, 24, a Connecticut native, died in a multiple-car crash that also claimed the lives of two others in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Friday, May 4.

Born in Derby, to Keith A. Drewes of Orange Park, Fla., and Diane Hannan of Seymour, Drewes was known for her "huge heart," and cheering on her favorite football teams.

Drewes and her son, Ryan, moved to South Carolina four years ago, she started building a life of amazing friends and family. Her huge heart and love of animals led her to work at Meadowlawn Animal Services.

She enjoyed football and cheered on the Pittsburg Steelers and Clemson Tigers. Drewes also loved her cars, especially “Sophie” her pink and black mustang. She was always under a car getting greasy. She was proud of her Mustang clubs and friends.

She was closely associated with the Axemen M/C SC1, which Nick Norris, her longtime boyfriend was an associate member, who also perished in the accident.

Drewes is survived by her son, Ryan Matthew Franz of Conway, S.C., and step-parents Sabina Drewes of Orange Park, Fla., and Chris Hannan of Seymour, her three brothers Hunter Drewes, Tyler Drewes both of Orange Park, Fla., and Sean Hannan of Seymour.

He is also survived by her grandparents Mervin and Kathy Drewes of Morriston, Fla., Toni Tillquist of Derby, Damian Garden of Wallingford, George and Judy Decker of Conway, S.C.. and her great-grandmother Joan Hannan of Stratford, in addition to many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

All her friends and family attended a memorial service to celebrate her life on Friday, May 18 at the Christopher Columbo Club in Naugatuck.

The family has a Guest Book available at for all to share their memories of Kristie.

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