Local & Regional
Wed October 7, 2009
Lawsuit in Turnpike Crash
By Associated Press
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.