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Family Sues Sheriff's Office for 100 MPH Chase That Led to Deadly Crash

A Maple Park man’s family blames his death on a Kane County sheriff’s deputy for failing to end the chase of the woman who caused the crash.

The family of a Maple Park man who was one of two people who died in a 2012 wreck has filed a wrongful death suit, saying a deputy should have called off the chase of the woman who then caused the accident. | Credit: Patch file
The family of a Maple Park man who was one of two people who died in a 2012 wreck has filed a wrongful death suit, saying a deputy should have called off the chase of the woman who then caused the accident. | Credit: Patch file

The family of a Maple Park man is suing the Kane County Sheriff’s Office and a deputy they believe should have called off a car chase that ended when the Wisconsin woman crashed a stolen car into his vehicle, the Daily Herald reports.

The Dec. 1, 2012 crash killed crash on Route 38 in Campton Hills killed Zachary Bingham, 18, and his dog, as well as injuring his girlfriend, who was riding with him, and a Sugar Grove woman in another car. Patch reported details of the accident as they unfolded in the days afterward in 2012.

Jennifer Liston, the Madison, Wis., woman who stole the car in Wheaton earlier on the day of the crash, also died in the wreck.

According to the Daily Herald, the wrongful death lawsuit states that Deputy Nicholas Wolf knew or should have known the pursuit endangered others and should have ended the chase.



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Mike Hammett December 06, 2013 at 01:51 PM
Frivolous lawsuit. Throw it out.
Mike December 06, 2013 at 09:52 PM
There's a young man that was killed and a grieving family that may not be grieving if the officer had used his radio instead of the accelerator. Neither you or I, Mike Hammett, have enough info to know if the suit is without merit.

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