- Associated Press - Friday, June 3, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Supreme Court has decided not to throw out a negligence lawsuit against the Mississippi Department of Transportation over the death of a Gulfport Bandidos Chapter officer when he crashed his motorcycle in a construction zone.

The Clarion-Ledger reports (https://on.thec-l.com/1Y6yM9v) that Christopher Adams died in December 2010 when his motorcycle wrecked on Interstate 10 in Jackson County. The lawsuit says Adams accidentally drove into a construction zone, then attempted to navigate back to an open lane, hit an uneven surface and crashed.

Adams’s wife, Dominique Adams, filed a lawsuit against MDOT, the Mississippi Transportation Commission and Millette Brothers Construction Co. Inc. The lawsuit makes several allegations, including that the defendants failed to place proper warnings in advance of the lane closures.

In 2014 a lower court judge denied a motion from MDOT and MTC to dismiss the case.

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