Motorist sues over crash on Illinois Route 158

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Oct 19, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A motorist accuses another driver of causing a crash in St. Clair County.

Gavin R. Kohlmeier filed a complaint on Sept. 28 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Michael L. Schwarz, alleging he breached his duty to operate his vehicle in a safe and proper manner.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges the defendant caused a collision near the intersection of Illinois Route 158 and IMB Station Road. 

He claims he suffered severe injuries both internally and externally. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendant did not obey a traffic control device and failed to reduce his speed. 

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant for damages of more than $50,000, plus costs. He is represented by Arlie E. Traughber of Traughber & Morris Ltd. in Columbia.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-636

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