Lynwood Clerk Faces Lawsuit in Wrong-Way Crash

The family of a 32-year-old woman who got killed in the crash is suing the Lynwood employee

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    A Chicago family has sued a Lynwood village clerk for negligence after a deadly crash.

    Last Friday, 64-year-old Roel Valle, a Lynwood public official for more than 20 years, was driving the wrong way on Illinois Route 394 near East Lincoln Highway when he crashed head-on into two cars, killing a mother of four.

    State police issued Valle tickets for driving under the influence and disobeying a traffic control device, but no criminal charges have been filed in connection with the crash.

    Melikah Little, 32, of Chicago's Marquette Park neighborhood was killed, leaving behind four daughters ages 4, 7, 9, and 16. Little's husband was in another vehicle and fractured his hip.

    The family's attorney has said the situation was completely avoidable. The Little's filed the lawsuit on Tuesday in Cook County court.