On Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, assistant foreman John Fletcher was supervising repairs on a bridge deck in Toledo, Ohio. Despite two lanes being closed to traffic, multiple warning signs, cones and flashing lights, a large tanker truck owned by Kenan Advantage Group (KAG) plowed through traffic cones, three trucks and repair equipment, slamming into Fletcher and two other turnpike workers who were standing on the roadway. Fletcher was the lone fatality, while the other men were seriously injured. The negligent driver of the truck, who claimed to have no memory of the crash, later pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and was sentenced to jail time and license suspension. Fletcher is survived by his wife, Amy, and three young children.
With the help of Dollar, Burns & Becker, the plaintiffs brought suit against the defendant driver and the trucking company, alleging negligence that caused the death of John Fletcher.
The details of the case and settlement are confidential.
"Jeff helped to make sure the kids and I are going to be okay despite our family’s devastation. I know he has genuine concern for victims and families because he cried along with me and genuinely felt my pain. I think of him not only as a trusted advisor, but more importantly, a friend."
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