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Two hurt when state-owned truck hit car sue driver, FMO director

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By Carrie Bradon | Sep 17, 2019

CHARLESTON – Two people who suffered serious and permanent injuries when a state truck crashed into their car filed suit against the West Virginia Office of Fleet Management, its director, and the driver of the truck.

Jordan M. Endicott and Gabrielle Perry filed the complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against the department; Kenny Yoakum, Department of Fleet Management, Division of Highways director; Jimmy Wriston, Commissioner of Highways in West Virginia; and James William Ward, who was driving the truck.

in the lawsuit, Endicott and Perry said Ward was driving negligently and recklessly when the state truck hit their car on Madison Creek on Aug. 7, 2017. 

They seek all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. They are represented by Otis R. Mann Jr. in Charleston.

The case has been assigned to Judge Tod Kaufman.

Kanawha Circuit Court case No. 19-C-778

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