Wife of CPS teacher killed in crash files lawsuit

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Friday, May 27, 2016
Jeff Komada, a Chicago Public Schools teacher for 30 years, was killed April 30, 2016 when he was hit by a semi truck on I-294.
Courtesy of Taft High School-WLS

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The wife of a Chicago high school employee is suing the operators of the truck that struck and killed him.

Jeffrey Komada was involved in a chain reaction crash in April on the Tri-State Expressway. After helping a woman and her 4-year-old daughter to safety, he was hit by a semi and died.

In her lawsuit, Komada's wife says the truck driver failed to keep a proper lookout and was driving too fast for conditions.

Komada was the head of the technology department at Taft High School.