Family of cyclist files $32.5 million wrongful death lawsuit
BEND, Ore. (AP) — The family of a central Oregon woman killed while on her bicycle has filed a $32.5 million wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of a pickup who has also been charged with manslaughter in connection with the death.
KTVZ-TV reports that the lawsuit filed Friday against Shantel Witt of Bend contends that Witt had ingested prescription medications on the day of the crash that killed 38-year-old Marika Stone.
The lawsuit states that Stone died on Dec. 30 when Witt crossed into the wrong lane and struck Stone while driving faster than 50 mph.
Witt has pleaded not guilty in criminal court to manslaughter, driving under the influence and other charges. Her trial is set for January.
Information from: KTVZ-TV, http://www.ktvz.com/