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Literal clown suing trucking company for wrongful death of wife


A longtime performer in Missouri is suing a trucking company for the wrongful death of his wife in an accident with a semi truck earlier this year. 

The accident in question happened in March 2022 on U.S. Highway 65 five miles north of Springfield at around 5:15 a.m. 

According to Ozark’s First News, 65-year-old Gloria Grimsley, also known by her clown name as Daisy Mae, was on Highway 65 when a semi truck pulled into her path, causing a serious collision. She was transported to a hospital and was pronounced dead several hours later. The semi truck was driven by 28-year-old Baljinder Singh. 

On December 20th, Grimsley’s husband, who legally changed his name to Spangle The Clown after the 2001 World Trade Center attack, filed a lawsuit with the U.S. District Court’s Western District of Missouri in Springfield. Spangle The Clown claims that Singh was negligent while operating the tractor trailer, which caused the death of Grimsley. The lawsuit also claims that Singh’s employer, LALA Trucking, is liable for hiring Singh. The lawsuit alleges that Singh failed to look out for other vehicles, was driving too fast and failed to yield the right-of-way.

Spangle The Clown is asking for $750,000, according to the court documents.


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