TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) The family of a Topeka woman who died after her house exploded plans to sue a utility company and a lawn service.
An attorney for the family of Lucinia Tolliver say the family will sue Kansas Gas Service and N-Line Lawn Service of Wetmore.
The 81-year-old Tolliver died after a natural gas explosion at her home on Jan. 30. Attorney Thomas Ruzicka said Tolliver’s family would seek more than $1 million after Kansas Corporation Commission investigators finish a report on the blast.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Kansas Gas Service said Tuesday it was cooperating with the KCC’s investigation.
Investigators have said digging in a yard west of Tolliver’s home caused a natural gas service line to separate from the main line underground. The natural gas migrated into Tolliver’s home.