Family of Dead Teen Files Claim Against Sheboygan

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) -- The family of a Sheboygan teen struck and killed by a city truck in 2011 has filed a legal claim against the city for $250,000.

The notice of claim is a precursor to a lawsuit. It's scheduled to be introduced at Monday's Common Council meeting.

The family alleges the city was negligent in the death of 18-year-old Jaime Olivas. He was crossing the street outside a crosswalk when he was struck by a Department of Public Works truck driven by a city employee.

The family says the city was negligent in mounting a leaf-collection system to the truck in a manner that obstructed the driver's vision.

A call to the Sheboygan city attorney Sunday afternoon rang unanswered and disconnected without taking a message.

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