The fiancee of a man killed in a wrong-way crash on U.S. 131 has filed a lawsuit against the at-fault driver, according to the Grand Rapids Press.
Melissa Bazan, who was in a long-term relationship with Jonathon Yarrington and had two children with him, recently filed the lawsuit against the estate of Jane Rachel Slotsema and her father, Daniel Slotsema.
Bazan is seeking more than $25,000.
The Hyundai Sonata that Jane Rachel Slotsema was driving collided with a Ford Edge driven by Yarrington. Both drivers died.
State police later reported that Slotsema's blood alcohol -- determined through a blood test -- was 0.25 percent. That level is more than three times the legal limit.
In the lawsuit, lawyers for Bazan say the Sonata was owned by Daniel Slotsema, Jane's father, and he is "vicariously liable" for her alleged negligence.
Daniel Slotsema is an attorney with offices in downtown Grand Rapids.
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