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Lawsuit filed in connection with St. Charles fatal accident

ST. CHARLES – The family of the pedestrian killed last month by a dump truck while standing at an intersection in downtown St. Charles has filed a wrongful death suit against the driver and his employer.

Arlene Kay Marshall, 68, was stopped on the sidewalk on the northeast corner of West Main Street at Route 31 around 7:20 a.m. Aug. 6 when a 1998 Mack truck turning right onto northbound Route 31 struck her with its right side.

Marshall, a St. Charles resident and member of Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The St. Charles Police Department has not charged anyone in connection to the case. Further investigation is being handled by the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team.

In a legal complaint filed on Sept. 2, Marshall’s family alleges the truck driver, 42-year-old Juan R. Fuentes, “violated his duty to use ordinary care and caution.”

The complaint alleges Fuentes, of North Chicago, is guilty of eight careless and negligent acts or omissions, such as failing to look out for Arlene Marshall’s safety, failing to drive at a careful and prudent speed and failing to keep his vehicle under reasonable control.

The document also names J. Fuentes Trucking Inc. and Medinah Inc., corporations of which Fuentes was an employee and agent, at fault.

The Marshall family is asking the court to enter judgment against the parties “in a dollar amount to satisfy the jurisdictional limitation of this court and such additional amounts as the jury and the court shall deem proper and, additionally, the costs of said suit,” according to the complaint.

Two of Marshall’s brothers identified in the complaint, John and William Marshall, did not return calls by press time.

Attempts to reach Fuentes and J. Fuentes Trucking Inc. were also unsuccessful as the listed phone numbers were either disconnected or nobody answered. Medinah Inc. did not return a call.

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