Article by by: Katherine Phillips – Your Central Valley
FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – An attorney for the family of the young woman who was killed in a crash involving a tow truck on Friant Road in Fresno has filed a civil complaint in the Fresno County Superior Court on Friday.
The complaint alleges the driver of the tow truck, John Ashcroft, who was employed by 1st Class Tow, had taken a controlled substance within 24 hours before the crash that killed 22-year-old Amaya Chenot. The crash happened on April 12th in the early morning hours. No criminal charges have been filed.
Attorney Warren Paboojian is representing Amaya’s mother Kimberly Chenot. The complaint does not say what substance Ashcraft allegedly took and it does not go into detail about how they knew Ashcraft was under the influence at the time of the crash. The complaint is seeking monetary damages for medical bills and burial costs and damages for a wrongful death. It does not say how much money they are seeking.