MoDOT ordered to pay family of car accident victim

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 | 11:00 a.m. CST

ST. LOUIS — A panel has ruled the Missouri Department of Transportation must pay the family of a woman killed in a car accident because the department didn't do enough to warn of traffic conditions.

Jemma Dant died in 2005 after a tractor-trailer slammed into her vehicle and forced it into another truck. Westbound traffic on Interstate 44 in St. Louis was stalled past the exit lane and into its right traffic lane.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Tuesday that a three-person arbitration panel last week ordered the Transportation Department to pay $1.3 million to Dant's family. The agency actually will owe $350,000 because a $950,000 payment from the truck-driver and his company will be deducted.


Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.