Family of Oklahoma motorcyclist killed in crash sues sheriff
February 22, 2018
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The family of an 18-year-old motorcyclist who died trying to avoid a Tulsa County deputy's SUV has filed a lawsuit, alleging a negligent U-turn caused the fatal crash.
Cobie Tyner of Oakhurst died May 14, the Tulsa World reported. Deputy Andrew Titsworth performed the U-turn to go after another motorcyclist who was clocked at 102 mph in a 50 mph zone.
The lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges Titsworth was reckless by failing to look for oncoming motorists, as well as executing the maneuver. It names Titsworth, Sheriff Vic Regalado and the Board of County Commissioners.
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