The Madison County Record May 16, 2014, 12:02pm

The administrator of a deceased woman’s estate blames the death on the driver who crashed into the motorcycle on which the woman was riding.

The special administrator of the estate of Kristi Petroski filed a lawsuit May 1 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Jasmine Pierson.

In her complaint, the administrator alleges Petroski was riding on a motorcycle Dennie Suchman was driving north on Route 157 near its intersection with Tucker Drive in St. Clair County on April 11 when Pierson, who was driving south on the same road, attempted to make a left-hand turn. In the midst of the turn, Pierson collided with Suchman’s motorcycle, resulting in Petroski’s death, according to the complaint.

Because of Petroski’s death, her heir suffered loss, grief, sorrow and a loss of society, the suit states.

The administrator blames Petroski’s death on Pierson, saying Pierson negligently failed to yield to oncoming traffic, failed to keep a proper lookout and failed to brake or otherwise maneuver to avoid a collision.

The administrator is seeking a judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs and other relief the court deems just. She is being represented by Marc W. Parker of Maryville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 14-L-313.

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