SEDALIA — The family of a 10-year-old Pettis County girl who died after her all-terrain vehicle collided with a pickup truck in Sedalia last year has sued the truck's driver.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Jordan Keith was driving the ATV off the road when she drove in front of a pickup just west of U.S. 65. She was thrown off the vehicle and later died at a hospital from her injuries.
The truck's driver, 61-year-old Richard L. Robertson of Sedalia, wasn't charged in the accident. Law enforcement officials said they determined Jordan swerved out in front of Richardson and he couldn't stop in time.
But Jordan's parents, Michael and Lesli Keith, filed a wrongful death lawsuit, accusing Robertson of being negligent and failing to drive more carefully or sound a warning to Jordan as he drove near her.