Naperville crash victim's family sues driver who hit her

  • Emily Driscoll

    Emily Driscoll

Updated 3/20/2015 3:42 PM

The family of a Naperville woman who was struck and killed by a motorist as she walked her dog is suing the 74-year-old driver cited in the crash for unspecified damages.

The suit was filed Friday morning in DuPage County.


Police said Emily Driscoll, 22, and her greyhound, Quincy, were crossing at the intersection of Book Road and Rickert Drive around 8:15 p.m. on Nov. 9, 2014, when they were struck by a Plainfield man, Kenneth E. Holmberg, driving a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu.

Driscoll was taken to Edward Hospital in Naperville where she died from her injuries, authorities said. The dog also was killed.

Holmberg was cited several days after the crash by Naperville police for disobeying a red light and failing to exercise due care to avoid the crash.

Attorney G. Grant Dixon III, who filed the suit on behalf of Driscoll's family, called Holmberg's actions "egregious, severe and terrible." The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages in excess of $50,000.

"As the family grieves the loss of their daughter, they remain concerned that Mr. Holmberg will do this again to another family," Dixon wrote in a prepared statement. "They are taking this action in part to bring awareness to the accident so other families don't have to suffer like they have."

The suit is scheduled to be heard on June 17.

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