Nearly a year after three children and their grandfather were killed in a horrific crash, their family is now suing the man responsible.
According to the Toronto Star, a $22.5M lawsuit was filed in Superior Court back in the spring against Marco Muzzo, by Edward Lake and Jennifer Neville-Lake, her mother Neriza Neville, and an aunt and uncle.
Earlier this year, Muzzo pleaded guilty to four counts of impaired driving causing death, as well as two counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm. He was sentenced to ten years in prison, but will be eligible to apply for parole in about three years.
From the statement of claim:
“The plaintiffs state that the defendant, Marco Muzzo, has behaved with high-handedness and with disdain for the rights of the plaintiffs. The plaintiffs further state that the defendant, Marco Muzzo, was conscious of the probable consequences of his carelessness and was indifferent or worse, to the danger of injury or death to the occupants of the Neville-Lake vehicle.”
A toxicologist found that Muzzo had nearly three times the legal amount of alcohol in his system.
Daniel, Harrison and Milly Neville-Lake, along with grandfather Gary Neville, were in the family mini-van which was struck by Muzzo’s vehicle after he ran a stop sign.
The children’s grandmother and great-grandmother were also injured in the crash.