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Estate administrator files suit against WVDOT over fatal crash on Route 10


By Carrie Bradon | Jun 18, 2019

CHARLESTON – An estate administrator is blaming a woman's death in an auto accident involving a semitruck on the alleged negligence of the West Virginia Department of Transportation.

Camisha Williams, as administratrix of the estate of Amanda Hodge, filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways alleging negligence.

The suit states that Hodge was a passenger in a vehicle on April 5, 2017, traveling north on new Route 10 near Lyburn. The suit states a semitruck was traveling south on old Route 10 and the two vehicles collided at the intersection, resulting in Hodge's death.

The plaintiff alleges that the defendant should have known that the intersection was not safe and that it failed to adequately maintain signs at the location.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by W. Stuart Calwell Jr., Benjamin D. Adams and Alex McLaughlin of The Calwell Practice LC in Charleston.

The case has been assigned to Judge Tera Salango.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 19-C-434

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