CHARLES TOWN - A Harpers Ferry man has filed a suit against a Charles Town man who was allegedly wrecked the car in which the two men were riding into a tree.

Edward Douglas DeMonde Jr. filed the suit Dec. 11 in Jefferson Circuit Court against Jason Allen Brown.

According to the suit, on Dec. 23, 2005, DeMonde was a passenger in a 1992 Honda Prelude driven by Brown that was traveling on Mission Road in Harpers Ferry.

Brown allegedly lost control of the car while driving at an excessive rate of speed and crashed into a tree on the side of the road. DeMonde suffered painful permanent injuries, and will continue to need medical treatment.

DeMonde seeks compensatory and punitive damages.

Attorney Jaqueline L. Sikora is representing DeMonde.

Jefferson Circuit Court case number 07-C-434

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