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Families Of Fatal Accident Victims File Lawsuits
Updated February 2, 2015 10:07 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(BEDFORD) - A Lawrence Superior Court I jury found 32-year-old Kyle Hutton guilty of driving the CJ7 Jeep that crashed and killed his wife 30-year-old Morgan Hutton, friend 33-year-old Dasan Spires and Spires' fiancee 38-year-old Laura Duncan.

The jury deliberated for around five hours before determining Kyle Hutton was driving the Jeep on July 28, 2012 when it crashed on Bailey Scales Road.

Hutton was found guilty on all three counts of causing death while operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol level of .15 or greater. Hutton was taken from the courtroom to jail where he will stay until his sentencing on Feb. 24 at 1 p.m.

Now the families of those that died in that wreck are seeking damages.

Three civil lawsuits have been filed in Lawrence County Circuit Court against Salt Creek Brewery.

All three lawsuits claim Salt Creek Brewery provided alcoholic beverages to Kyle Hutton knowing he was intoxicated.The suits claims the group was on their way home from the brewery when the fatal crash happened.

However, Erin A. Clancy of Indianapolis, who is representing Salt Creek Brewery, says "the contributory fault of the plaintiff/decedent, including negligence, incurred risk and assumed risk, was greater than 50 percent for the total fault involved in the incident" and that the damages were caused by an "intervening and superseding cause."

Salt Creek Brewery is owned by Brad Hawkins and located at 466 Old Ind. 37.

The families are asking the lawsuits be heard by juries.

Attorney Vaughn A. Wamsley of Carmel is representing David Beaver, the father of Morgan Hutton.

A jury trial is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. Sept. 21.

Attorneys of Pittman, Emery & Nikirk, of Bedford are representing Michael and Christie Spires for the estate of Dasan Spires.

A jury trial is set to start at 9 a.m. Oct. 5.

Attorneys Jimmy Bailey and Debra Sims of Dallas are representing Randall Fain for the estate of Laura Duncan and her twin sons Jordan and Joshua, who are Duncan's only surviving heirs.

A jury trial is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. Oct. 5.

All are asking the court to "award a judgment sufficient to compensate for loss of love and companionship, incurred medical expenses, funeral expenses and burial expenses and all other relief as is just and proper in the premises."



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