Doug / 04-29-2011 / Wrongful Death

Monster Truck Driver Sued for Wrongful Death After Running Over Woman

According to My FOX DFW, the family of a woman run over by a pickup truck in the parking lot of a strip club has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. Kasey McKenzie’s estate is suing the driver, Eric Crutchfield, and the Spearmint Rhino Gentleman’s Club in Dallas. On March 17, Crutchfield’s pickup turned monster truck ran over McKenzie in the parking lot, causing the police to arrest the driver of the Ford F250.

After initial blood tests were performed, Crutchfield was found to have twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system. At the scene, the driver told police McKenzie walked in front of his truck. Witnesses reported seeing Crutchfield put the truck in gear and start driving. He had continued to drive until bystanders stopped him, informing him that he had run over the girl.

McKenzie was a patron at the bar and was in the parking lot because she was on her way home. In Texas, bars and restaurants can be held liable for over-serving patrons who injure someone else in a drunken driving accident.

The pickup truck was jacked up so high that the driver was not able to see his victim. The incident occurred around 2:15 AM in the parking lot of the strip club. The driver was not speeding, but it appears that the truck was jacked up at least three-feet, seriously affecting visibility and safety of the vehicle. Crutchfield had been charged with intoxication manslaughter and has two previous arrests on controlled substance charges. His license was suspended at the time of the incident.

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