Lawsuit results from Ohio drunk driving fatal

DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — The boyfriend of a central Ohio woman killed in crash caused by a repeat drunken driver is suing the man's employer and those who may have served him alcohol.

WBNS-TV ( ) says an attorney for Brad Weaver filed the wrongful death lawsuit this week. His girlfriend, Heidi Hecker, was killed in the Nov. 8 crash. Weaver and the couple's 10-month-old daughter were injured.

A jury convicted 45-year-old Marc Kraft last week, and a judge sentenced him to more than 29 years in prison. It was Kraft's seventh drunken-driving conviction.

The lawsuit claims Kraft's employer knew or should have known about his driving history before entrusting him with the pickup truck he was driving when he slammed into the Subaru at an intersection in Delaware, near Columbus.


Information from: WBNS-TV,

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