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Three lawsuits filed over Megabus crash

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  • This Megabus slammed into a bridge pillar along Interstate 55 near Litchfield on Aug. 2, killing one passenger.

      This Megabus slammed into a bridge pillar along Interstate 55 near Litchfield on Aug. 2, killing one passenger.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

Three lawsuits have been filed on behalf of passengers injured when a Megabus slammed into a bridge pillar along a southern Illinois freeway.

Clifford Law Offices filed a lawsuit Monday in Cook County on behalf of 19-year-old Jamie Schultz. Defendants include Megabus USA and the driver. Power, Rogers and Smith law firm says it has filed two lawsuits in Cook County: one on behalf of passenger Mary Jane Klein and her two sons and the other on behalf of passenger Lewis Vaughn IV.

The passengers were aboard the double-decker Megabus on Interstate 55 on Aug. 2 near Litchfield when authorities believe a tire blew out. One person died in the crash.

Without addressing the lawsuit, Megabus.com says the company is "deeply saddened by the incident."

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