Family of Crash Victim Sues State and Inmate Driver


A victim's relatives have filed suitagainst the state of Nebraska over a fatal crash in Lincoln involving astate-owned van driven by an inmate.

The lawsuit was filed last weekagainst the state and the inmate driver, 36-year-old Jeremy Dobbe.

47-year-old Joyce Meeks was killed inthe crash and Dobbe was charged with manslaughter.

Meek's husband Leonard and son, MartellBuchanan, claim the state was negligent for letting Dobbe drive the van thathit Joyce Meeks' vehicle on June 25 last year.

The Nebraska Department of CorrectionalServices has since ended the prison-driver program.