Bloomington Father Filing Lawsuit Following Daughters Death

Published 08/08 2014 09:59PM

Updated 08/08 2014 11:10PM

BLOOMINGTON - The father of a young Bloomington woman, killed by a convicted drunk driver, is filing a lawsuit against the woman that hit his daughter.

Katie Lawson was the driver of the car that hit 21 year old Lauren Leffler as she was crossing the street.

The accident happened in downtown Bloomington in 2012.

According to our news partner, WJBC radio, Lauren Leffler's father is seeking $50,000 in the wrongful death suit.

The suit claims the accident was caused by Lawson running a red light,

It also says Lawson's mother is partly to blame for letting her daughter drive the car.

Lawson is currently serving a 12 year sentence.

A hearing date is set for early December.

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