Family of student sues driver in fatal crash

Damion Henderson
By Kristin Rover
Sun staff

The family of Damion Henderson, an Amelia student who was killed in a car crash on Interstate 275 March 9, has filed a lawsuit against the driver of the vehicle.

Kim Johnson, as administrator of the estate of Henderson, filed a wrongful death and injury demand in Hamilton County March 21 against Larry Molloy, 41, the driver.

Henderson, 16, a sophomore at Amelia High School, died after he was ejected from the rear window of a vehicle driven by Molloy when it went out of control on the interstate.

According to Cincinnati Police, speed, alcohol, and failure to wear a seat belt appeared to be factors in the crash.

Henderson and two other children were passengers in the car that Molloy was driving.

Dylan Molloy and Daniel Hesslin were also passengers in the vehicle. The two were not injured in the crash.

Larry Molloy, Dylan Molloy and Daniel Hesslin were wearing seat belts during the time of the crash. Henderson was not wearing a seat belt.

According to Hamilton and Clermont county court records, Molloy had been charged with driving under the influence and for speeding before. Among previous charges were an OVI charge and endangering children charges in Hamilton County in 2007 and an OVI charge in Clermont County in 2009.

Johnson filed the lawsuit against Molloy March 21.

Gerald Nuckols is the attorney representing Johnson in the case, according to Hamilton County Court records.

A court date is set for 8:30 a.m. May 21 at Hamilton County Court House in front of Judge Ralph Winkler.