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Sister sues over death of man aiding dog

August 30, 2012

LISBON - The sister of a man struck by a vehicle while attempting to help an injured dog in 2010 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court against the driver.

Lisa Stewart of Mt. Sterling has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the family seeking in excess of $75,000.

According to court documents, Stewart's brother, Matthew Flugan, was tending to a dog struck by a vehicle on Speidel Road in Hanover Township on Aug. 28, 2010. Jason Snay, state Route 9, Salem, allegedly was driving while under the influence and recklessly, according to the court documents. He struck Flugan, who would later die of his injuries at the age of 38.

Flugan left behind a wife, children and parents, all of whom would reportedly be beneficiaries of the lawsuit.

According to reports at the time, Flugan was kneeling in the roadway and holding the dog when he was struck near his home.

Besides the driver, Jason Snay, the lawsuit also names Thomas Snay, Lorey Road, East Rochester, the alleged owner of the vehicle, as well as Grange Insurance and Progressive Insurance.

Court records do not indicate Jason Snay was ever criminally charged in connection with the accident.



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