The sons of a 60-year-old Lawrence man killed a year ago in a car accident are suing the driver in the hit-and-run crash.
Thomas Crum was killed May 4, 2008, at Sixth Street and Gateway Drive.
His three sons are suing the other driver involved for negligence. The lawsuit, filed in Douglas County District Court, claims Jake Deckert “failed to keep a proper lookout” and “failed to yield the right-of-way.” They’re seeking more than $75,000 in damages.
Deckert pleaded guilty in September to leaving the scene of an accident, failing to report an accident and driving under the influence of alcohol.
A judge sentenced him to 14 days in jail, followed by two years of probation.