- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A man has filed a lawsuit against a White Plains restaurant, claiming an off-duty firefighter got drunk there before causing the wrong-way crash that killed his ex-wife.

Edgar Lopez says the collision “occurred directly as a result of the intoxication” of Erik Refvik at Brother Jimmy’s BBQ.

The Journal News (https://lohud.us/1JpyPna ) says Lopez, who suffered serious injuries, filed the suit April 14.

The former White Plains firefighter was indicted last month on charges of aggravated homicide, aggravated manslaughter and other charges in the Nov. 3 crash.

Prosecutors say Refvik’s blood-alcohol level was three times the legal limit.

A woman answering the phone at the restaurant said the restaurant had no comment on the suit.

The DA’s office declined to comment because the case is pending.

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Information from: The Journal News, https://www.lohud.com


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