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Mother accuses two drivers of negligence in fatal Alton crash

By Lhalie Castillo | Mar 26, 2018

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EDWARDSVILLE — A mother is suing two drivers for allegedly causing a fatal crash in Alton. 

April Gray, special representative of the estate of Trinity Buel, filed a complaint March 15 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Devon L. Willis and Jamie N. Burgos, alleging they failed to operate their motor vehicles in a careful and prudent manner.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Feb. 17, Buel was a passenger in her 1995 Jeep Cherokee driven by Willis when Burgos' vehicle caused a collision. Buel was seriously injured and died as a result, the suit states. 

Gray alleges Willis and Burgos failed to maintain a careful lookout, failed to yield to the right of way and failed to take evasive actions to avoid a collision.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants, jointly and severally, in an amount of not less than $50,000, plus costs of this action. 

She is represented by Lanny Darr of Darr Law Offices Ltd. in Alton and Shawn K. Lintz of Lintz Law Firm in Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 18-L-35

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