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Wed October 7, 2009

Lawsuit in Turnpike Crash

Norman, OK – Accident victims' families sue driver

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Family members of the 10 people who were killed when a tractor-trailer slammed into a line of stopped cars on an Oklahoma turnpike have sued the truck's driver and his employer.

A lawsuit filed Sept. 28 in Cleveland County District Court names Donald L. Creed of Willard, Mo.; Kansas City, Kan.-based Associated Wholesale Grocers; two insurance companies, a California company and two individuals as defendants.

A message left for Steve Dillard, Associated Wholesale Grocers' vice president for corporate sales, wasn't immediately returned Tuesday. Creed faces 10 misdemeanor counts of negligent homicide.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol found no evidence Creed tried to brake before hitting the cars.