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LONDON – A Tennessee man charged with the July 7, 2012, vehicular death of a Shelby County man on Interstate 75 is being sued by the family of the victim.
The lawsuit against Austin T. Meredith, 25, of Sevierville, was filed July 3 in Laurel Circuit Court by the family of Howard M. “Red” White Jr. of Bagdad. The suit seeks damages against both Meredith and the company for which he was driving a box truck that struck and killed White on the side of the road.
The lawsuit, filed by attorney Mark Dean of Shelbyville, asks for damages for loss of consortium by three family members as well as compensatory and punitive damages.
It names the administrix of White’s estate and two others as the plaintiffs in the case, which names Meredith and Justin B. Meredith, partner or owner of JB’s Corner Market
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