Mother of deadly I-75 crash victim files lawsuit

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB)-- The first of what could be many lawsuits has been filed over the tragic wreck on I-75 that claimed seven lives.

Chasity Warren, the mother of Jeremiah Warren, who died in a multi-vehicle crash on I-75 last week in Alachua County, has filed a lawsuit against two trucking companies and another driver involved in that wreck in a Palm Beach County court on Thursday.

Eagle Express Lines, Inc., and New Prime, Inc. are two trucking companies mentioned in the suit, as a truck from each company was involved in that wreck. The drivers of both of the trucks, Steve Holland and Douglas Bolkema, died in the crash as well.

Robyn Rattray is also mentioned, as she was driving a vehicle and was injured in that wreck.

In the lawsuit, Warren alleges negligence against the defendants, as well as the truck drivers, both of whom died in the crash. Warren is asking for damages in excess of $15,000 and for a trial by jury.

The reason the suit has been filed in Palm Beach County is because one of the truck drivers, Steve Holland, lived there and that is where his estate will be opened.