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Kewanee Lawsuit

A Kewanee man has filed a lawsuit in Henry County Circuit Court against a Kewanee bar as the result of an October 2012 accident.

Kenneth Armstrong of Kewanee was a passenger in a vehicle driven by 38 year old Fred Yelm of Kewanee that crashed and caused severe injury to Armstrong and also took the life of Gary Vancil of Kewanee.

In the suit against Misty’s Bar in Kewanee, the plaintiff seeks as much as $45,000 for damages and $55,000 for loss of means of support for selling or providing liquor to the driver.

Yelm was sentenced earlier this year to eight years in prison on charges of aggravated driving under the influence. According to authorities, Yelm’s  blood alcohol content after the accident was nearly three times the legal limit.

In the suit, Armstrong is also seeking annual increases based on the consumer price index.    

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