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Marion Co. mother, daughter allege postal service vehicle caused crash

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By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 25, 2018


CLARKSBURG — A Marion County mother and daughter are suing the U.S. Postal Service, alleged negligence caused a vehicle crash.

Lindsey Alexandria Hess and Jennie Joyce Claypoole filed a complaint May 11 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia against the United States Postal Service, the United States of America and Leroy Richard Musgrove III, alleging failure to follow applicable safety guidelines and regulations.

According to the complaint, on May 18, 2016, Hess and her daughter Jennie Joyce Claypoole were driving north on U.S. Route 250 in Marion County when a Postal Service vehicle driven by Musgrove collided with the plaintiffs' vehicle. The plaintiffs say they suffered pain, anguish, and inconvenience, incurred medical bills, loss of property, and lost ability to enjoy life as a result of the carelessness of Musgrove.  

The plaintiffs allege the defendants failed to adequately maintain and operate a motor vehicle so as not to cause harm, and breached their duty of care by allowing motor vehicle for negligent operation.

Hess and Claypoole seek trial by jury, compensatory damages, interest, court costs, an all other amounts to fully compensate the plaintiffs. They are represented by attorney Sean J. Sawyer of Higinbotham & Higinbotham PLLC in Fairmont.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia case number 18-cv-109

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