10 Sep Dorothy Ann McVey and Lisa Waldrop V. Morgan Trucking, L.L.C., John Penazanick and Anonymous Defendants
Clay County Circuit Court Settlement of $1,208,333.33. Charles McVey and his granddaughter, Chelsey Waldrop, were making a left hand turn onto a dirt road when they were struck from behind by a Morgan Trucking, L.L.C. tractor trailer. Mr. McVey was killed and Chelsey suffered serious injuries in the collision. The defendant truck was hauling a trailer owned by an Anonymous defendant. The truck driver testified that he did not see a turn signal from Mr. McVey’s pickup, but a witness was located that testified that Mr. McVey clearly had his turn signal on and was in the process of turning when struck from behind. State Troopers did not make photographs at the scene, but photos that were taken by a newspaper reporter were discovered and became crucial evidence. It was also discovered that the defendant truck driver had previously been fired from his last truck driving job for failing a drug test.