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Fatal car crash spurs wrongful death suit against drivers

By The Cook County Record | May 16, 2014

The family of a woman killed in a vehicle collision are suing the driver they assert is responsible for the crash, as well as the estate of another driver who died in the accident.

Ozella Falls, as special administrator of the Estate of Bernadette Renee Harris, filed a lawsuit May 12 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Yvette Harris, as special administrator of the Estate of Leshia Nelson, and Shawndre Davante Hines, citing wrongful death.

According to the complaint, Nelson was driving a vehicle westbound on Lake Street with Harris as a passenger on May 12, 2012, when Hines was also driving westbound. The plaintiff claims Hines attempted to change lines and struck Nelson's vehicle, causing it to hit a utility pole, killing all passengers, including Harris.

Falls is seeking more than $30,000 in damages and is being represented in the case by attorney Corey E. Meyer of the Law Offices of Meyer & Blumenshine.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L005109.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Cook County Circuit Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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