Lawsuit filed in fatal crash involving garbage truck

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The family of one of the victims in a fatal crash involving a garbage truck is suing the Village of Skokie.

Three people were killed when their car was crushed by a garbage truck at the intersection of Harrison and Harlem in Glenview earlier this month.

The complaint filed Tuesday “alleges that the truck driver was negligent in driving too fast for conditions and did not keep a proper lookout for vehicles,” according to a statement from the law firm.

Chicago residents Gwi Rye Kim, 65, Won Suk Lim, 56, and his wife Jung Ran Min, 50 were killed.  Kim’s son is the is the plaintiff.

The driver of the truck was not injured.

Skokie officials said in a statement posted to the village website that the truck “had complete right of way and entered the intersection, at which time a passenger vehicle violated the two-way stop sign control and entered the intersection.”

-Chicago Tribune contributed to this report

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