Motorist alleges intoxicated woman drove wrong way, caused crash on I-255

By Michael Abella | Dec 20, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE – A Madison County man alleges he was injured when an intoxicated driver was traveling the wrong way on Interstate 255 and struck his vehicle.

Paul A. Gilman and Crystal Gilman filed a complaint on Dec. 9 in Madison County Circuit Court against Ashley N. Hillman and Gloria Vaughn, alleging Vaughn negligently entrusted her vehicle to Hillman.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on Dec. 12, 2014, Paul Gilman was operating a motor vehicle on Interstate 255 South near Exit 16 in Madison County when Hillman, who was traveling from the opposite direction, negligently struck Gilman's vehicle.

As a result, Paul Gilman alleges he sustained bodily injuries and economic damages. Crystal Gilman claims she suffered loss of consortium and society.

The plaintiffs allege Hillman drove Vaughn's vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, drove the vehicle on the wrong direction of the road and failed to maintain proper control of her vehicle.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment in their favor in excess of $50,000 for each of them, plus costs of suit.

They are represented by J. Robert Edmonds of Edmonds Law Office PC in Edwardsville.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-1687

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