Family of Joyce Meeks suing state of Nebraska

July 18, 2013 4:38:20 PM PDT
A Chicago family is suing the state of Nebraska for $5 million.

Police there say a state-owned van driven by a prison inmate plowed into Joyce Meeks's minivan, killing her on June 25th.

Meeks moved to Nebraska 13 years ago to escape the violence in Chicago.

The inmate, Jeremy Dobbe, was allowed to drive as part of a work-release program.

He has several drunk driving convictions. The results of toxicology tests after the crash that killed Meeks are not in yet.


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