A Madison County man, acting as the special administrator of his father's estate, is suing over the death of his father in an automobile accident.
Craig Lecce filed the suit individually and as special administrator of the estate of Peter Lecce on Jan. 8 in Madison County Circuit Court against Mary Biehl.
On July 17, 2015, the deceased was a passenger in a motor vehicle operated by the defendant. She was driving eastbound on West Main Street in Collinsville near the intersection of Briarcliffe Drive when the vehicle allegedly left the roadway and collided with trees, brush and a utility pole. As a result, the plaintiff's father was killed.
The defendant's alleged failure to reduce speed and other negligence caused the wrongful death, the suit says.
The plaintiff and his mother, Arlene Lecce, allegedly have sustained economic and non-economic damages; loss of society, companionship and future earnings; and mental suffering. He seeks at least $50,000 plus court costs. He is represented by Daniel C. Lytle of Heplerbroom LLC in Edwardsville.
Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-20