BELLEVILLE — A woman is suing Enterprise after a rental car ran out of gas and caused a fatal collision on Interstate 55.
Pamela Fox, as special administrator of the estate of Mark Morris, deceased, filed a complaint on May 10 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Enterprise Leasing Company of STL, LLC, and Stetson Myers alleging the defendants violated the Missouri Wrongful Death Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 12, 2015, Morris was traveling southbound on Interstate 55 in a vehicle rented from Enterprise when it ran out of gas, forcing him to stop on the side of the road.
While on the side of the road, he was allegedly struck by a Chevrolet Tahoe, which carried him approximately 137 feet before coming to a stop.
Morris was taken to the Gateway Regional Medical Center but was pronounced dead at 7:03 pm.
As a result, Fox claims she suffered loss of companionship, guidance, love and support due to Morris' untimely death.
The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to provide Morris with a vehicle in good operating condition and with a full tank of gas and put the deceased into a situation which was unsafe without providing him with a place of safety.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in a sum in excess of $50,000, plus costs of the action, and other further relief to which the court deems necessary.
She is represented by Colleen C. Jones of Cook, Ysura, Bartholomew, Brauer and Shevlin, LTD. in Belleville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-232