The widower of Marcia Donaldson is suing George Town resident Donovan Kellyman, who caused Ms. Donaldson’s death when he struck her with his vehicle while driving drunk in 2015.
Paul Anthony Donaldson is seeking from Mr. Kellyman about $13,000 in funeral-related expenses plus damages, according to his writ, which is posted on the website OffshoreAlert.com.
The lawsuit states that at the time of her death, Ms. Donaldson, 46, was an employee of Maples and had plans to open a nursery.
In June 2016, Mr. Kellyman pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving and to driving while intoxicated and causing death in relation to the incident.
According to statements made in court, Mr. Kellyman struck Ms. Donaldson around 4:15 a.m. on April 25, 2015 while she was jogging on South Sound Road close to the junction with Old Crewe Road.
Prosecutors alleged Mr. Kellyman had driven “without due care and attention,” thereby causing Ms. Donaldson’s death. The Crown also alleged that Mr. Kellyman’s blood-alcohol level was measured at 0.120, above the legal limit of 0.100.
He was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment in October 2016. He was 26 years old at the time of his sentencing.