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The family of a Florida woman claims that she was left for dead on the highway, after she allegedly fell off of a motorcycle during a first date.
The family of a Florida woman who claims she was left for dead after a fall from a motor during a first date, filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Friday against the New York man who she apparently met on Tinder, reports said Friday.
Jennifer St. Clair, 33, went on a date with Miles McChesney, 34, after a meeting on the Tinder dating app, according to the family of the lawsuit. They claim that he was negligent in her death.
Todd Falzone, the family’s attorney, said Friday that McChesney, of Schenectady, new york, is a visit to a cousin in Fort Lauderdale when he met St. Clair, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported.
McChesney 2001 drove a Harley Davidson Road King motorcycle, while they are on the date in Delray Beach, the suit read. The pair met up with two other couples and visited a few bars in the area, the suit said. The suit claims that McChesney “drank alcohol to the point where he was affected.”
The suit claims that at one point during the date, McChesney, while impaired, “carelessly and negligently operated, controlled and/or maintained” the vehicle, so that cause St. Clair to be “exiled out of the said motorcycle in oncoming traffic” on Interstate 95.
“After stopping a short, but rendering no aid or assistance, to Jennifer St. Clair, Defendant, Km McChesney left the scene,” the lawsuit said.
FAMILY OF FLORIDA WOMAN WHO DIED ON THE FIRST DATE CLAIMING THAT SHE WAS LEFT FOR DEAD ON THE INTERSTATE: REPORT
Falzone told The Sun-Sentinel, that the woman would have been hit by as many as nine vehicles.
Some witnesses said that they saw a man on a motorcycle stand near the body of the victim and then took off, The Miami Herald reported. This storyline is consistent with what authorities said, according to the family.
St. Clair was found dead last Friday around 3 pm
Florida Highway Patrol officials said St. Clair’s death is being investigated as a traffic homicide, The Herald reported.
The lawsuit is seeking $15,000 in damages of McChesney, Miami, WPLG-TV reported.
McChesney the lawyer gave a brief statement of the station.
“I represent Myles McChesney with regard to a Florida Highway Patrol Investigation. This is a very tragic event. And this is all I have to say about it at this time,” Russell Cormican said.
St. Clair worked as a server in restaurants, and lived in Fort Lauderdale, with her parents, The Sun-Sentinel reported. Pompano Beach, where her body was found, is about 11 miles north of Fort Lauderdale.
“She was surrounded by a large family who loves her so much,” aunt Amy Gamber told the newspaper of her cousin. “We are still trying to process it.”