Jonathan Jake Cardinal, the Edmonton man accused of killing a father of two last month in a fatal hit and run, is being sued for more than $7 million.
Cardinal, 31, is charged with manslaughter, criminal negligence causing death, failing to stop at the scene of an accident and theft over $5,000 in the hit and run that killed Adam Groves.
Groves, 33, died on June 13 while trying stop a man from taking his Dodge Ram truck outside his home in Rundle Park.
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Groves’ widow Jolene Poulin and the couple’s two children are plaintiffs in the statement of claim that was filed on June 24.
The family alleges that Cardinal caused Groves’ death "through negligence or intentional actions."
The court document says that Poulin is suffering from extreme emotional shock, depression and anxiety because she witnessed her husband’s death.
The allegations in the statement of claim have not been proven in court. Cardinal has not yet filed a statement of defence.