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Judge allows additions to truck crash suit


February 28, 2018

A judge has granted a motion to amend a civil lawsuit against Robert Gene Mayfield, the driver of a truck involved in a fatal crash two years ago in which another truck driver, Neil Nightingale, was killed.

Tamera Lea Nightingale, Neil Nightingale’s widow, filed a civil suit on Feb. 7, 2017, that names Mayfield and Papé Machinery, Inc., the company that owned the repair truck Mayfield was driving, as defendants.

Linn County Circuit Court Judge Fay Stetz-Waters approved a motion filed Feb. 2 by Nightingale’s attorneys, which will add allegations, “the most important of which is that M...

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