Knapp family files lawsuit in Grundy County court seeking settlement


A wrongful death document, seeking an insurance settlement, has been filed in Grundy County Circuit Court Division One.

Michael and Sherry Knapp of Trenton filed the legal documents Monday against seeking a settlement with the company that insured the sports utility vehicle involved in the four-person fatality accident.

Among the defendants is Timothy Lavin. An online search shows Lavin is an insurance attorney in the Kansas City area.

A June 6th accident claimed the life of Trey Shaw and three members of the Knapp family.

The Highway Patrol listed Shaw as the driver of a sports utility vehicle that ran off Highway 190 and down an embankment where it was not discovered for several hours.