The family of a 21-year-old Lecompton man who died in a 2009 motorcycle accident on the South Lawrence Trafficway is suing the driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash.
The administrator of the estate of Jason P. Kenney is seeking damages in excess of $75,000 and other costs in the case from Karissa A. Pinegar, who was driving a vehicle that struck the motorcycle on which Kenney was a passenger on Nov. 6, 2009, near the Lecompton interchange of the Kansas Turnpike. According to a 2009 obituary, Kenney, who was a carpenter, is survived by a daughter.
According to the suit, which was filed last week in Douglas County District Court, Kenney and driver Matthew Smith were traveling south on the SLT, which is Kansas Highway 10, when the motorcycle was struck by Pinegar’s northbound vehicle. A Kansas Highway Patrol report after the accident said Pinegar, who was 21 at the time and from Lawrence, was trying to turn left into the toll plaza.
Kenney died days later as a result of the accident. Kenney’s attorneys are seeking economic damages due to loss of parental care and earnings Kenney would have provided in lieu of his death, plus expenses for his medical care before he died and reasonable funeral expenses. No hearings had been scheduled in the case as of Monday.