EAST ST. LOUIS – A Nashville widow has filed a wrongful death suit against a tractor-trailer driver and his employer after an accident in Perry County resulted in her husband's death.
Jill E. Bowers, executor of the estate of Alan R. Bowers Sr., deceased filed a complaint on July 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against Samuel R. Latham and T. F. Acquisition LLC, doing business as Transfreight, alleging wrongful death.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on July 24, 2015, plaintiff’s decedent was operating a 2004 John Deere tractor traveling eastbound on state Route 154 in Perry County while defendant Latham, who was operating a 2014 Freightliner truck, negligently struck decedent's tractor, resulting in the decedent's death. The plaintiff holds Latham and T. F. Acquisition LLC responsible because Latham allegedly failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to yield to other traffic properly on the roadway and drove faster than reasonable.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant for a fair and just award of more than $75,000 plus costs of this suit. She is represented by Jon E. Rosenstengel of Bonifield & Rosenstengel PC in Belleville.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois case number 3:16-cv-802