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Utah victim’s husband sues in Amtrak crash

RENO — The husband of a Utah woman killed after a truck slammed into an Amtrak train in Nevada is suing the truck driver’s employer.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reported Stephen Shirey of West Jordan, Utah, filed the wrongful death lawsuit Wednesday against John Davis Trucking Co.

Shirey’s 34-year-old wife, Cheuy Ong, was one of six people killed in the June 24 crash at a railroad crossing 70 miles east of Reno.

Shirey’s lawsuit alleged recklessness on the part of truck driver Lawrence Valli, who also died in the crash.

The lawsuit asked for thousands of dollars in damages, funeral costs and legal fees.

The lawsuit marks the seventh civil case filed in the wake of the incident.

A lawyer for the trucking company did not return a message Thursday.

 

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