- Associated Press - Saturday, August 15, 2015

WOOD DALE, Ill. (AP) - The wife of a man killed when a tent collapsed at a suburban Chicago festival has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit.

The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports that (https://bit.ly/1PpzvMT ) Nicole Nincic filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Cook County court. She alleges organizers of the Wood Dale Prairie Fest and a tent vendor should not have herded visitors under a poorly secured tent on Aug. 2, as a powerful storm approached.

Thirty-five-year-old Steven Nincic was struck and killed by a falling tent pole; 22 others were injured.

Three of the injured are included as plaintiffs in the complaint, which names McCook-based Classic Party Rentals and Chicago Special Events Management as defendants. The lawsuit seeks a minimum of $50,000.

The city was not named in the lawsuit.

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