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Swansea crash leads to lawsuit


By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 31, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A St. Clair County resident blames another motorist for a crash on Illinois Route 161.

Carol Easterley filed a complaint on July 10 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Elizabeth Stelling, alleging that the driver failed to exercise reasonable care in operating her motor vehicle.

According to the complaint, Stelling hit Easterley's vehicle while traveling east on Illinois Route 161 near the intersection with Fullerton Road in Swansea. Easterley claims Stelling failed to obey a red traffic light. She suffered injuries resulting in medical expenses, loss of income and pain and suffering, the complaint states. 

Easterley requests a jury trial and damages of more than $50,000. She is represented by Jon E. Rosenstengel of Bonifield & Rosenstengel in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-467

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