TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against Connellsville man in 2013 accident

Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
 

A Dunbar Township woman has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a Connellsville man accused of homicide by vehicle.

Adam Jacob Bagwell, 30, is charged by state police with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, homicide by vehicle, driving under the influence, driving without a license and other charges in connection with the July 23, 2013 accident.

In a criminal complaint, police said Bagwell had a blood-alcohol content 0.19 percent when he crashed a Kia Sportage on Bute Road, near Quarrick Road, in North Union shortly before 2 a.m.

A passenger, Leanne Collins, 40, of Dunbar Township, was taken to UPMC Mercy hospital in Pittsburgh, where she was pronounced dead on July 29, 2013, police said.

Bagwell is awaiting trial in the criminal case. On Monday, Lois Cecil of Dunbar, adminstratix of Collins' estate, filed the civil lawsuit seeking more than $50,000 in damages.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Fayette

  1. Mt. Pleasant council picks police chief
  2. Connellsville Recreation Board looks for more choices at Movies at East Park
  3. Masontown man Packroni identifies defendant Harris as attacker
  4. ‘Hairspray Jr.’ comes to Connellsville
  5. Big things happening for FRIENDS of Carnegie Free Library
  6. Carnegie Free Library plans Big Book Sale
  7. St. Rita of Cascia Roman Catholic Church marks centennial in Connellsville
  8. Fayette County man pleads guilty to attempted homicide for stabbing during argument
  9. Charges dropped in dad’s stabbing in South Connellsville
  10. Creepy, kooky cast bringing ‘The Addams Family’ to Connellsville Area stage
  11. Western Pa. nonprofits roll dice on casino company grants