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United Ironworkers driver sued over East St. Louis crash

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 27, 2017

BELLEVILLE — A motorist is suing a steel installation contractor company and its driver for allegedly causing an East St. Louis collision while attempting to make a U-turn.

Erica McNeese filed a complaint on June 12 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Timothy Funk and United Ironworks, Inc., alleging Funk failed to exercise care in operating and managing the vehicle to avoid injuring others.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on July 27, 2015, she was driving eastbound at the 6300 block of State Street in East St. Louis when Funk crashed into her vehicle while attempting to make a U-turn. 

As a result, McNeese claims she suffered physical injuries and loss of enjoyment of life and incurred medical expenses. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants allegedly failed to yield the right-of-way, failed to reduce speed to avoid a collision and failed to sound a warning of approach.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in an amount in excess of $50,000, pre-judgment interest, attorney fees, costs and any other such relief as the court deems just and proper. 

She is represented by Ashley E. Vaughn of Brown & Crouppen, PC in St. Louis.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-316

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