Wrongful Death Suit Filed against Trucking Company in Motorcycle Crash Death

101st Avenue Northeast and Xylite Street Northeast Photo: Google Maps
101st Avenue Northeast and Xylite Street Northeast

October 19, 2017 01:15 PM

The next of kin of a Blaine man who was killed in a motorcycle collision with a semitrailer last year has filed suit against the trucking company.

Thirty-year-old Austin Klein died May 6, 2016, at the intersection of 101st Avenue and Xylite Street Northeast in Blaine when the 2006 Triumph motorcycle he was driving collided with a Timberland Transportation, Inc., semi.

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The plaintiffs, Vanessa Lloyd and Chasidy Dybevik, appointed co-trustees for Klein's next-of-kin, claim the semi's driver "carelessly and negligently made a left hand turn directly into the path of Klein, causing a violent crash to occur."

RELATED: Blaine Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

The wrongful death suit, filed in Ramsey County District Court in September by attorney Peter W. Riley, names Timberland Transportation as the defendant. The semi driver was not charged in the incident. 

The lawsuit claims Klein's next-of-kin have suffered loss of support, pecuniary loss, monetary loss and other damages, and seeks more than $50,000.

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