Family of father & daughter killed in Route 50 accident files lawsuit against truck’s company


A lawsuit has been filed after a multiple-vehicle crash in Harrison County that killed a father and his daughter.

Michael Moore, 47, and his daughter, Braylie Moore, 17, were killed in June when a water tank truck slammed into their vehicle at a stoplight at the intersection of Route 50 and Route 98 outside of Clarksburg.

Heather Moore, who lost her husband and daughter in the wreck, has filed a lawsuit against the truck driver, Braddock Construction and Antero Resources.

The suit claims that the driver ignored multiple warning signs of the stopped traffic, that the truck was being operated illegally and that it had been pulled over the previous day and ordered out of service by the Public Service Commission of West Virginia.

Braddock Construction is based in La Vale, Md. and was hired by Antero Resources to haul water to and from its wel sites, according to the suit.

The companies have 30 days to respond to the suit.

Moore is represented by Colombo Law, who says “this entire tragedy was completely preventable and these two lives did not have to be lost.”

The full lawsuit can be read here.

Also, a memorial motorcycle ride has been scheduled to support the family in September. The ride will begin at Casey’s Family Restaurant in Shinnston. Registration is at 10 a.m., and the ride will begin at noon. The cost is $20 for riders, $10 for passengers and $8 for people not riding, and all proceeds will go to the family. An after party will be held at the American Legion in Shinnston following the ride.

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