Family Of Woman Killed In Crash Files Lawsuit

Posted at 1:05 PM, Jul 12, 2016

The family of the woman killed in a high-speed chase in Murfreesboro has filed a lawsuit against law enforcement officials, as well as an alderman. 

The family of Jessica Miranda Campos is suing the Rutherford and Coffee County Sheriff's Offices, in addition to Manchester Alderman Tim Kilgore. 

The suit, filed late Monday, is seeking $10 million in damages.

Back in June, investigators said Garieon Simmons stole a Cadillac SUV from Kilgore's funeral home. The lawsuit names Kilgore, as well as his funeral home.

Kilgore told NewsChannel 5 Investigates that he activated the funeral lights on his personal vehicle when he heard the SUV was stolen.   

The lawsuit claims Kilgore used his illegal blue and red lights and began an illegal pursuit of Simmons. 

Kilgore showed NewsChannel 5 investigative reporter Ben Hall the lights on his vehicle last week – but claimed they were not blue and red – which would be against state law.  

The lawsuit claims Simmons drove dangerously in an attempt to allude Kilgore and sheriff's deputies.

Kilgore insisted he didn't take part in the actual pursuit.