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Mother, son accuse deputy sheriff of negligence in vehicle crash


By Philip Gonzales | Oct 10, 2018

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PRINCETON — A mother and son are suing the Mercer County Commission and a deputy sheriff, alleging their negligence caused a vehicle crash that injured the plaintiffs.

Yvonne Johnson, individually and as mother of Jabrial Hudson, filed a complaint Aug. 17 in Mercer Circuit Court against the Mercer County Commission and deputy sheriff Matthew S. Horn, alleging Horn failed to maintain proper control of the county vehicle he was driving.

According to the complaint, on Jan. 27, Johnson and Hudson were passengers in a car on Oakvale Road in Mercer County. The suit says they were involved in an auto collision when Horn negligently operated a county commission Ford Taurus, causing it to collide the vehicle in which the plaintiffs were passengers. 

The lawsuit states Johnson and Hudson suffered severe and permanent injuries to their heads and necks as well as other injuries. The plaintiffs allege Horn failed to keep proper lookout and failed to avoid colliding with the plaintiffs' vehicle.

Johnson and Horn seek trial by jury, compensatory damages, interest, attorney fees, court costs and all other applicable relief. They are represented by attorney Henry L. Harvey of Harvey and Janutolo Law Offices in Bluefield.

Mercer Circuit Court case number 18-C-219

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