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Leyritz sued for wrongful death in connection with fatal crash

Updated: March 25, 2008, 6:34 PM ET
Associated Press

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Former major leaguer Jim Leyritz is being sued in Broward County for wrongful death in connection with a fatal traffic accident in December.

The lawsuit asking for at least $15,000 in damages was filed Tuesday by the family of 30-year-old Fredia Ann Veitch. Leyritz has previously pleaded not guilty to DUI manslaughter charges stemming from the Dec. 28 accident.

Police say Leyritz was drunk when he ran a red light in his sport utility vehicle and caused the ...

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