The woman who was killed in the hit-and-run collision on Interstate 5 that killed her husband has filed a wrongful death suit against the trucking company responsible for the accident.
Brandon Clark, a 37-year-old Seattle man, died on the morning of Feb. 1, 2016.
A police investigation revealed Clark had a head injury that caused him to fall to the pavement, which led to the collision.
Clark’s mother, Angela Clark, says she was asleep when she heard a loud crash on the interstate.
She said she and her son were driving westbound on the highway when a Ford F-350 truck accelerated from the right lane.
The truck struck Clark, who was in the left lane, and he was thrown to the ground.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A police investigation concluded Clark had been hit by a pickup truck.
A week after Clark’s death, a civil lawsuit filed against the company by Angela Clark was unsealed in King County Superior Court in Seattle.
The suit alleges that the company negligently operated the truck and that it was negligent in failing to prevent the crash.
Angela Clark says in the lawsuit that the truck was a Ford Explorer with a front load capacity of 5,500 pounds.
A civil trial is scheduled to begin in August.