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Interstate 55 crash prompts lawsuit


By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 23, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A tank truck service faces litigation from a driver injured in a crash.

Laurel Buchanan filed a complaint on Aug. 3 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Newman Carriers Inc. and Scott R. Blakley, alleging negligence in connection to a 2016 crash.

According to the complaint, Blakley's tractor trailer struck Buchanan's vehicle while traveling northbound on Interstate 55 near Clear Lake Township. Buchanan claims Blakley failed to maintain careful lookout and failed to take proper evasive actions to avoid a collision. Blakley is an employee of Newman Carriers. 

Buchanan requests a trial by jury and seeks damages of more than $50,000, plus costs. He is represented by Kenneth B. Beljansky and Jaye R. Lindsay of Brown & Brown in Fairview Heights.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-524

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