The wife of a Savannah Police officer killed on duty is now taking her case – and grief – to court.

Jarnique Weldon, the widow of Anthony Christie, is suing the driver and trucking company, claiming negligence, failure to use due care, willful misconduct and conscious indifference.

Christie was helping with traffic control on May 25 when a tractor-trailer driven by Charles Livingston plowed his car, which was across the interstate, sending it spinning.

The lawsuit filed in Chatham County Court claims that the impact “tore the frame off the police car”.

Christie was trapped in the car and died at the scene.

The suit continues on to claim that Livingston did not slow down, never applied the brakes and didn’t try to avoid the collision.

According to documents, the truck was not equipped with a collision avoidance system, which means he did not get a visual warning before the accident happened.

Weldon continues on to say that Christie experienced shock, fright and terror before his death.

The suit names Livingston, Howard Sheppard Bulk, LLC (the company he worked for), and Great West Casualty Company (the insurance provider for the company).

Weldon is asking for punitive and compensatory damages for the mental and physical pain suffered by Christie before his death.

The suit does not specify an exact amount.

Livingston has not been criminally charged, but the Georgia State Patrol is still investigating this case.

Christie – Complaint For Damages by WSAV on Scribd