Texting driver in fatal crash sued by victim's parents

The driver faces a maximum of 20 years in prison if convicted


By Geoff Liesik
Deseret Morning News

VERNAL, Utah — A Uintah County woman has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a man who police say hit and killed her teenage son while texting and driving. Evie Lesser filed the suit this week in 8th District Court against Jeffrey Lloyd Bascom.

Lesser is asking a jury to award her and her former husband for the loss of their son, Thomas Lavelle "Tommy" Clark.

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