5:20-cv-00016-MTT THOMAS et al v. CHAVEZ et al
MARC THOMAS TREADWELL, presiding
Date filed: 01/09/2020
Date of last filing: 01/09/2020



Case Summary

Office: Macon      Filed: 01/09/2020
Jury Demand: Plaintiff      Demand:
Nature of Suit: 350      Cause: 28:1332 Diversity-Tort/Motor Vehicle (P.I.)
Jurisdiction: Diversity      Disposition:
County: Peach Terminated:
Origin: 1     Reopened:
Lead Case: None
Related Case: None Other Court Case: None
Defendant Custody Status:


Plaintiff: PERRY THOMAS  represented by  VIRGIL LOUIS ADAMS(Designation Retained) 

Phone: 478-743-2159
Email: vadams@adamsjordan.com

Plaintiff: PERRY THOMAS  represented by  Brian P Adams 

Phone: 478-238-0231
Fax: 478-216-9188
Email: brian@brianadamslaw.com

Plaintiff: PERRY THOMAS  represented by  MARY BETH HAND(Designation Retained) 

Phone: 478-238-0231
Email: mbhand@brianadamslaw.com

Plaintiff: PERRY THOMAS  represented by  CAROLINE W HERRINGTON(Designation Retained) 

Phone: 478-743-2159
Email: cherrington@adamsjordan.com

Plaintiff: DARRELL RODNEY PARTEE  represented by  VIRGIL LOUIS ADAMS(Designation Retained) 

Phone: 478-743-2159
Email: vadams@adamsjordan.com

Plaintiff: DARRELL RODNEY PARTEE  represented by  Brian P Adams 

Phone: 478-238-0231
Fax: 478-216-9188
Email: brian@brianadamslaw.com

Plaintiff: DARRELL RODNEY PARTEE  represented by  MARY BETH HAND(Designation Retained) 

Phone: 478-238-0231
Email: mbhand@brianadamslaw.com

Plaintiff: DARRELL RODNEY PARTEE  represented by  CAROLINE W HERRINGTON(Designation Retained) 

Phone: 478-743-2159
Email: cherrington@adamsjordan.com

Plaintiff: MARY DENISE PARTEE  represented by  VIRGIL LOUIS ADAMS(Designation Retained) 

Phone: 478-743-2159
Email: vadams@adamsjordan.com

Plaintiff: MARY DENISE PARTEE  represented by  Brian P Adams 

Phone: 478-238-0231
Fax: 478-216-9188
Email: brian@brianadamslaw.com

Plaintiff: MARY DENISE PARTEE  represented by  MARY BETH HAND(Designation Retained) 

Phone: 478-238-0231
Email: mbhand@brianadamslaw.com

Plaintiff: MARY DENISE PARTEE  represented by  CAROLINE W HERRINGTON(Designation Retained) 

Phone: 478-743-2159
Email: cherrington@adamsjordan.com

Defendant: YURIEN B CHAVEZ
Defendant: PROGRESSIVE EXPRESS INSURANCE COMPANY
Defendant: US XPRESS TRANSPORT CORP




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Family of woman killed in Peach County flying-tire accident sues truck driver, companyJennifer Thomas was driving down I-75 South when a flying truck tire smashed through her windshield, killing her immediately
Author: 13WMAZ Staff


Published: 4:32 PM EST January 13, 2020
Updated: 4:32 PM EST January 13, 2020

MACON, Ga. — The family of a Jones County woman killed in August when a tire flew off a semi-truck and smashed into her car is suing both the trucking company and the driver.

Her husband, Perry Thomas, and her estate’s administrator, Darrell Partee, are the plaintiffs in a federal civil suit filed Jan. 9 in Macon.


The accident happened Aug. 11 on Interstate 75 South in Peach County.

Here’s what the suit alleges:

Jennifer Thomas was driving her 2016 Acura MDX with her mother, father and son as passengers.

Yurien Bello Chavez was driving a tractor-trailer owned by US Xpress Transport that was going north on I-75.


The suit says two of the wheels on the left side of Chavez’s truck came off, and one of them crossed the median and crashed into Thomas’ hood and windshield.

From there, the suit says Thomas crashed into the vehicle to her right. It then crossed back left before going off the shoulder and crashing into the concrete median. She died immediately.

The lawsuit lists 10 counts, which allege negligence by Chavez for failing to inspect his trailer to ensure safe operation.


The suit says two of the wheels on the left side of Chavez’s truck came off, and one of them crossed the median and crashed into Thomas’ hood and windshield.

From there, the suit says Thomas crashed into the vehicle to her right. It then crossed back left before going off the shoulder and crashing into the concrete median. She died immediately.

The lawsuit lists 10 counts, which allege negligence by Chavez for failing to inspect his trailer to ensure safe operation.



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Who Was She?????????

Carla Roberts Pryor added a photo to the album: Jennifer Partee Thomas 1981-2019 in Memorial For JCHS & Jonesco Students/Teachers.

August 13, 2019 ·

Jennifer Denise Partee Thomas went to be with her Lord and Savior on August 11, 2019. She was a 2001 graduate of Jones County High School, where she was an avid slow pitch softball player. Jennifer attended Georgia Southern University and was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity. She was an employee of System Administrative Services in accounts payable. Jennifer was a member of Gray United Methodist Church and the Crossroads Sunday School Class. In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be made to the Jones County Softball Boosters, or to the Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital at Navicent.

Jennifer is survived by her Husband, Perry Thomas; Son, her pride and joy, Payne Thomas; Mother and Father, Darrell and Denise Partee; Mother-in-law, Mrs. Linda Clancy (Mike); Father-in-law, Mr. Glenn Thomas; Sister, Meredith Rariden (James); Sister-in-law, Lindsey Thomas; Nephews, Nathan Rariden, Cohen Barfield and niece, Caroline Barfield.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at 11:00 AM, at Gray United Methodist Church with Reverend Jason Dillard officiating. The family will greet friends in the Family Life Center one hour prior to the service. Burial services will follow at Cedar Ridge Cemetery, Gray GA.

Register online at www.hartsmort.com.

Hart’s Mortuary Jones County Chapel has charge of arrangements.

Trucker Sued by Family of Woman Killed by Runaway Big Rig Tire

Trucker Sued by Family of Woman Killed by Runaway Big Rig TireJanuary 13, 2020
AccidentsTrucking News Articles
By Transportation Nation Network
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Peach County, GA – The family of a Georgia woman killed last year by a runaway big rig tire has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the trucker and trucking company they say is responsible.

The family of 36-year-old Jennifer Thomas of Gray, GA has filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia against 31-year-old truck driver Yurien Bello Chavez, and Miami, FL-based U.S. Xpress Transport alleging each were “negligent” in Thomas’s death.

The fatal accident occurred on August 11, 2019 along Interstate 75 shortly before 2 p.m. near Byron, GA.

Investigators say Chavez was operating a 2003 Freightliner tractor-trailer owned by US Xpress Transport northbound when two trailer tires came loose and flew off.