Family of woman killed by hit-and-run driver files lawsuit

Family of woman killed by hit-and-run driver files lawsuit
Nancy Schoeffler.

After their mother was killed by a hit-and-run driver who had had too much to drink, the children of Nancy Schoeffler are suing the places that served their mother’s killer.

It was March 31, 2012 and Schoeffler had been out for a walk when Ashley Chavez ran into her and kept going.

Prosecutors would later establish that Chavez had been at Marathon Taverna and Jeld-Wen Field where she watched had watched the Timbers.

The lawsuit, filed by Schoeffler’s children in Multnomah County Circuit Court, asks for nearly $4.2 million and claims both the restaurant and Jeld-Wen continued to serve Chavez despite evidence that she had already had too much to drink.

In addition for money for pain and suffering, the suit seeks reimbursement for funeral expenses and lost wages.

Angela Kaps-Collins and Josh Chavez, who were both convicted of lesser crimes in connection with the killing of Schoeffler, are also named as defendants.