On the Site:

LOCAL NEWS

Family of woman ran over at Salt Lake airport sues Delta Air Lines

Feb 9, 2024, 4:51 PM | Updated: Feb 10, 2024, 11:34 am

()FILE) The Scott M. Matheson Courthouse in Salt Lake City is pictured on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020....

()FILE) The Scott M. Matheson Courthouse in Salt Lake City is pictured on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. (Spenser Heaps, Deseret News)

(Spenser Heaps, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — Family members of Charlotte Sturgeon, who was killed after being run over by her husband at the Salt Lake City International Airport, have filed a lawsuit against Delta Air Lines for wrongful death allegations.

In a legal document filed in court on Feb. 8, the plaintiffs allege that Sturgeon’s husband, Shawn, “had consumed multiple alcoholic beverages,” before boarding a flight to Salt Lake City from San Antonio.

After boarding the flight, the court document alleges that Shawn “(was served) at least two additional alcoholic beverages with high levels of alcohol content by volume.”

In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs alleged that Delta employees should have known that the amount of alcohol given to Shawn could have led “to serious injury or death as a result of the intoxication and impaired driving of Delta passengers.”

In a statement provided by Delta, they said “Although we dispute the allegations in the Complaint, we cannot comment further on the pending litigation.”

Shawn pleaded guilty to criminal automobile homicide while driving under the influence, which is a second-degree felony, as well as domestic violence in the presence of a child, a third-degree felony.

KSL 5 TV Live

Local News

The Better Business Bureau has launched a new rescue line called the Scam Survivor Kit to help peop...

Matt Gephardt and Sloan Schrage

BBB launches toolkit to help connect people hit by scams with resources to recovery

The Better Business Bureau has launched a new rescue line called the Scam Survivor Kit to help people who have been the victims of fraud.

4 hours ago

bicycle in Salt Lake City...

Mike Anderson and Mary Culbertson, KSL TV

After an uptick in bicycle crashes, Utah law enforcement, Bicycle Collective plead for change

After recent statistics showed bicycle accidents were on the rise, Bicycle Collective and law enforcement are speaking out, asking for drivers and cyclists to meet in the middle.

4 hours ago

emergency lights...

Larry D. Curtis

1 dead, 1 injured after Jeep rolls down embankment

A man is dead and a woman is hospitalized with critical injuries after a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 70 in Sevier County Wednesday night.

5 hours ago

The cover of a recently released book, titled "When An Angel Leaves Your Life," by the father of Sp...

Garna Mejia

Father of Spanish Fork girl who disappeared in 1995 releases new book

The father of a Spanish Fork teen who disappeared and was killed in 1995 released a book he wrote on the pain of losing her, and how it brought him back to faith.

6 hours ago

Rocky Mountain Power customers have seen outages in the hottest days of the year, when they need it...

Lauren Steinbrecher

Utahns seeing more power outages from fire sensors this summer

Rocky Mountain Power customers have seen outages in the hottest days of the year, when they need it most. RMP says the cause is safety related.

6 hours ago

Hybrid Bermudagrass was formerly banned until Monday, when the Department of Agriculture gave it th...

Darby Sparks

Utahns can now install a grass that will survive 6 weeks without water

Hybrid Bermudagrass was formerly banned until Monday, when the Department of Agriculture gave it the stamp of approval after a BYU professor proved it to not be an invasive species. The grass could become a monumental help in water conservation efforts as it stays green for up to 6 weeks with no watering, unlike the commonly used Kentucky Bluegrass.

8 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

young male technician is repairing a printer at office...

Les Olson

Unraveling the dilemma between leasing and buying office technology

Carefully weigh these pros and cons to make an informed decision that best suits your business growth and day-to-day operation. 

A kitchen in a modern farmhouse....

Lighting Design

A room-by-room lighting guide for your home

Bookmark this room-by-room lighting guide whenever you decide to upgrade your lighting or style a new home.

Photo courtesy of Artists of Ballet West...

Ballet West

The rising demand for ballet tickets: why they’re harder to get

Ballet West’s box office is experiencing demand they’ve never seen before, leaving many interested patrons unable to secure tickets they want.

Electrician repairing ceiling fan with lamps indoors...

Lighting Design

Stay cool this summer with ceiling fans

When used correctly, ceiling fans help circulate cool and warm air. They can also help you save on utilities.

Side view at diverse group of children sitting in row at school classroom and using laptops...

PC Laptops

5 internet safety tips for kids

Read these tips about internet safety for kids so that your children can use this tool for learning and discovery in positive ways.

Women hold card for scanning key card to access Photocopier Security system concept...

Les Olson

Why printer security should be top of mind for your business

Connected printers have vulnerable endpoints that are an easy target for cyber thieves. Protect your business with these tips.

Family of woman ran over at Salt Lake airport sues Delta Air Lines