CHARLESTON -- A woman is suing a Scott Depot man for the death of her brother.

Connie Maynard, from Marmet, is the Administratrix of the Estate of Austin Anderson III.

On Dec. 30, 2008, Anderson was struck and killed by a vehicle driven by Zachary David Ashworth on U.S. 60 in Kanawha County, according to a complaint filed Feb. 3 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Detective Cpl. S.D. Snuffer from the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department was dispatched to the scene and investigated the accident.

Maynard claims Snuffer interviewed Ashworth on Jan. 1, 2009, who admitted he had struck a pedestrian, but fled the scene because she was scared.

Ashworth was charged with a felony criminal offense of leaving the scene of an accident involving death, according to the suit.

Maynard claims as the driver of the vehicle that caused her brother's death, Ashworth owed legal duties to Anderson, including the duty to drive safely and responsibly, the duty to be aware of pedestrians, the duty to stop at the scene of the accident and the duty to render aid at the scene of the accident.

Maynard is seeking compensatory damages. She is being represented by William C. Forbes and W. Jesse Forbes.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge James C. Stucky.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 10-C-209

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