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Lawsuit filed in construction worker’s death

The wife of a Wisconsin construction worker who was hit and killed while working on a road construction project in Elmhurst has filed a lawsuit against Adan’s Trucking, Inc., and the driver operating the company’s vehicle that struck the worker.

Daniel Green, 38, of Fontana, Wis., was struck and killed by a semi-tractor trailer on Sept. 12 while working near the intersection of U.S. 20 West and York Road in Elmhurst.

The lawsuit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court Friday on behalf of Green’s wife, Mary Kriete-Green. Tim Cavanagh of the Cavanagh Law Group in Chicago filed the suit.

According to the suit, Green was working on a metal pipe in a gravel area 2 to 3 feet northwest from the right curb of the right turning lane when the driver of the semi-tractor trailer made an improper turn and struck Green with his rear tandem wheels. Green was then transported to Elmhurst Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The DuPage County Coroner’s office and Illinois State Police have both said that Green likely died of “massive traumatic injuries.”

The driver of the vehicle that struck Green, and who is named in the lawsuit, is Martin Montelongo of Chicago. He was cited with improper turning and improper display of a license plate.

The amount that the lawsuit seeks has not been specified, said Tim Cavanagh.

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