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Woman who struck cow on I-64 seeks damages from V&J Farms


By Philip Gonzales | Jul 26, 2018

Car accident 24

WINFIELD – A driver is seeking damages from a Scott Depot farm after she struck one of its cows on Interstate 64.

Denise Williams filed a complaint in Putnam Circuit Court against V&J Farms and James Allen Withrow alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on June 13, 2017, she was traveling at 70 miles per hour in the westbound lane of Interstate 64 near the 42-mile marker in Scott Depot when she collided with one of the defendants' cattle that was on the road. She alleges the collision resulted in injuries that needed medical treatment and her vehicle was a total loss.

The plaintiff holds V&J Farms and Withrow responsible because the defendants allegedly negligently allowed one of their cattle to escape its enclosure on McCloud Road.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants in an amount that will fully compensate her for her injuries and damages, interest, costs, fees and expenses and such other lawful relief. She is represented by Kirk D. Lightner of Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe PLLC in Charleston.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Joseph Reeder.

Putnam Circuit Court case number 18-C-108

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