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Civil suit filed against hit-run driver in Tuscarora Reservation fatality

The day after Timothy J. Martin Jr. was sent to state prison for killing a pedestrian and leaving the scene of the accident, the victim's daughter filed a wrongful death lawsuit against him.

The suit was filed Thursday by Cherise Jacobs of Niagara Falls, daughter of Loren Jacobs, the 59-year-old Mount Hope Road man who was struck from behind by Martin's car near his home on the Tuscarora Indian Reservation about 11 p.m. Feb. 8, 2012.

After six years of investigation, Lewiston police arrested Martin on March 24. The 25-year-old Town of Niagara man pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a fatality and was sentenced Wednesday to one to six years behind bars.

Defendants in the lawsuit are Martin and his father, Timothy Sr., who owned the car.



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