Suit filed against woman who died in crash
A lawsuit accusing the late Ashley Brown of driving while intoxicated and causing an automobile collision was filed Aug. 15 in Jefferson County District Court.
Lumberton resident Shelly Simon filed the suit against Cheryl Brown, executor of Ashley Brown's estate, and Ashleigh Henry, who owned the vehicle Ashley was driving at the time of the incident.
According to the lawsuit, on June 3 Brown was driving the wrong way on U.S. 69 when she struck Simon's vehicle.
Brown was pronounced dead at the scene, according to an article in the Beaumont Enterprise.
The suit accuses Brown of being intoxicated, traveling at excessive speed, failing to stay in her lane of traffic and traveling south in a line reserved for northbound travel.
The plaintiff is suing for her alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, plus all court costs.
Beaumont attorney Clay Dugas represents her.
Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court, has been assigned to the case.
Case No. D190-675