Son of victim in fatal I-57 collision files wrongful death suit against Oakley Transport, driver

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 8, 2018

CAPE GIRARDEAU – A Kentucky man is has filed a suit over allegations of negligent conduct and wrongful death over an accident involving a tractor-trailer on Interstate 57 that caused the death of his mother.

Theodore Green filed a lawsuit against Oakley Transport Inc. and Herbert Aymond on Dec. 4 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, on claims that a truck driven by Aymond hit a vehicle driven by his mother, LaWanda Green, and caused her death.

As stated in the complaint, "on Oct. 11, 2018, decedent LaWanda Green was driving a vehicle on Interstate 57 northbound in Mississippi County, Missouri, approximately at the 17.2 mile marker," when around the same time, "a semi-tractor leased by defendant Oakley Transport and driven by defendant Aymond was traveling southbound on Interstate 57 near the same location."

The truck then crossed the median and entered the northbound lanes, the complaint states. Right after entering the northbound lanes, per the complaint, "defendants’ semi-tractor collided head-on with decedent’s vehicle," making LaWanda's car spin, "hitting another vehicle in the northbound lanes."

LaWanda was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

The same complaint states that, as to the conduct, "Aymond failed to exercise the highest degree of care, failed to operate a motor vehicle in a careful, prudent, and lawful manner, and was negligent and reckless" when driving the tractor-trailer.

Green is seeking damages for his mother's physical injuries and the loss of her life and for all expenses he had, plus costs, fees, and other relief as appropriate, as well as for a jury trial for the case.

Green is represented by Tim Dollar of Dollar, Burns & Becker of St. Louis. Aymond and Oakley are represented by attorney Ted Perryman of Roberts Perryman in Kansas City.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri case number 1:18-cv-00286-SNLJ

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