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Plaintiffs in truck crash civil suit seek to add accusations


February 14, 2018

Attorneys argued for an hour and a half in Linn County Circuit Court Friday, Feb. 9, over whether additional accusations can be added to a civil lawsuit against the driver of a truck involved in a fatal crash two years ago should be allowed.

The Linn County District Attorney did not issue any criminal charges against Robert Mayfield for the early-morning Jan. 21, 2016 crash on Highway 20, near Bauman Mill, which resulted in the death of Neil Nightingale, whose log truck was struck by Mayfield’s repair truck.

Tamera Lea Nightingale, Neil Nightingale’s widow, filed a civil suit on Feb. 7...

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