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Published March 13, 2010, 08:54 PM

Driver Sued For Negligence After Fatal Accident

The parents of a Wyoming man killed in a pickup rollover last summer in Burke County are suing the driver and another passenger for negligence.

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - The parents of a Wyoming man killed in a

pickup rollover last summer in Burke County are suing the driver

and another passenger for negligence.

Twenty-year-old Neil Adkins of Cody, Wyo., died when the pickup

he was riding in crashed on a gravel road near Flaxton. The driver

of the car, Jordan Dawn Thompson, pleaded guilty to negligent

homicide and driving drunk.

The federal lawsuit says the 17-year-old Thompson purposefully

steered the pickup truck to make it fishtail on a gravel road, and

eventually lost control.

The other passenger, 19-year-old Grady Halverson of Kenmare, is

being sued for allowing the girl to drive the pickup.

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