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Tiger Woods sued after employee dies in car crash

IANS  |  Washington 

The family of a US man who was employed at a restaurant owned by Tiger Woods, has sued the ace golfer, his girlfriend and his company, saying they should have prevented him from drinking too much and driving to his death.

Nicholas Immesberger, 24, died on December 10, 2018 near the community of -- about 20 miles from The and bar, reports

The lawsuit filed on Monday blames Woods, who owns the restaurant where Immesberger worked as a bartender, and Erica Herman, who is listed in the complaint as the and is Woods' girlfriend, for wrongful death.

The suit, brought by the victim's parents, said Immesberger finished his shift at 3 p.m., sat at the bar drinking and died in a single-car accident about 6 p.m.

The civil complaint says Immesberger had a blood alcohol level of .256, three times the legal limit. A police report has said that he was driving an estimated 70 mph in a 55 mph zone.

The suit alleges employees knew Immesberger attended meetings and had another alcohol-related crash in November.

It also said that Woods and Herman knew of his addiction but were drinking with Immesberger a few nights before the fatal crash.

Immesberger's parents will speak to the media on Tuesday, quoted a firm as saying on Monday.

Woods is playing in the PGA Championship, one of golf's major events, this week and is scheduled to be part of a tournament news conference on Tuesday morning.

--IANS

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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 09:36 IST
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