A Lawrence man has filed a lawsuit in Douglas County District Court against the driver of the van that struck and killed his wife while she was crossing Iowa Street last year.
E. Jackson Baur filed suit against Dennis Shain, Lawrence, asserting that Shain was negligent when his van struck and killed Lillian Baur on the night of Dec. 7. The suit alleges that Mrs. Baur was standing on a double yellow line on Iowa Street at its intersection with University Drive when she was struck by Shain's van.
In his suit, Baur contends he has incurred medical bills, funeral expenses and loss of companionship and society as a result of Shain's alleged negligence. Baur is seeking more than $50,000 in damages.
Douglas County Dist. Atty. Jerry Wells decided in January that there was no evidence of criminal conduct in the accident, and no charges were filed by his office against Shain.