Louie Torres May 20, 2016, 9:07pm


BELLEVILLE – Three Missouri residents allege they were injured in a tractor-trailer accident on the Poplar Street Bridge.

Esther Walker, Brad Owens and Wilton Cheatham filed a complaint on May 4 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Ahrens Contracting Inc. and Jesse W. Davis Jr., citing negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on July 25, 2014, they sustained injuries and damages to property. The plaintiffs holds Ahrens Contracting Inc. and its employee Jesse W. Davis Jr. responsible because Davis Jr. allegedly failed to properly control his tractor-trailer causing it to hit Walker's vehicle and in turn hit Cheatham's vehicle. The suit states Owens was a passenger in the Cheatham vehicle.

The plaintiffs seek judgment against the defendants in an amount of more than $50,000. They are represented by James G. Onder and W. Wylie Blair of Onder, Shelton, O'Leary & Peterson LLC in St. Louis.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16L256

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