Wrong-way crash in Phoenix leads to lawsuit
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Kelsey and Karli Richardson

By Cameron Polom, KNXV

PHOENIX -- (KNXV) -- The parents of two sisters who were killed in a wrong-way crash in April 2017 on Interstate 17 have filed a lawsuit against the restaurant where the drunk driver got his alcohol.

"I'll never be a grandma, I'll never plan a wedding, I'll never pick out a wedding dress, every mother's dream with her daughter," said Cathy Hocking.

Hocking says the day she lost her two daughters Kelsey and Karli Richardson, life stopped.

"I don't have other children, I'm not married," said Hocking.

Last April, Kelsey and Karli were killed when 21-year-old Keaton Allison went the wrong way on Interstate 17 near Greenway Road after a night of drinking.

"Everybody is paying attention to it, everybody wants answers, everyone wants to know how did this happen and why did it happen," said Hocking.

She's now filed a lawsuit against Mellow Mushroom off Happy Valley Road.

The suit says Keaton Allison had enough alcohol to where he was clearly intoxicated.

It states employees of the restaurant failed to do their jobs.

"We are charging in this case that the suspect was over-served, was allowed to remain on the premises, and they did not protect his safety or the safety of other people," said Wes Kuhl of the Department of Liquor Licenses and Control.

At the time of the crash, Allison's blood alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit.

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