Former state trooper Samuel Dean Norman has responded to a lawsuit that accuses him of causing a February car crash that resulted in the death of Elmer Solomon.
Solomon’s widow, Sandra J. Solomon, is suing Norman in Roane County Circuit Court for $980,000 in damages.
The fatal crash happened on Hwy. 61 on Feb. 6.
Elmer Solomon was a passenger in a 2008 Nissan driven by his friend Merley E. Tilson.
Solomon was the owner of the Nissan, which was traveling east on Hwy. 61.