, is suing the driver at the helm of the bus that crashed last May, killing Dottie Rambo and injuring seven others. Also accused of negligence is DC Investments Leasing, a Vicksburg, Miss.-based subsidiary of Pyramid Coach that leased the bus to the entertainer.
The lawsuit contends that the driver, Jim Meadows (although Dottie Rambo’s website identifies him as Ronnie Meadows), was speeding and negligent, and that Pyramid/DC Investments Leasing is also liable for his negligence.
Dottie Rambo was killed May 11, 2008 after her tour bus ran off a Missouri highway. She was en route to meet Lulu Roman and Naomi Sego at a Golden Girls of Gospel concert in Texas on Mother’s Day. She was 74. Seven other people, including her manager and the driver, were injured.
Rambo, who began her music career at age 12, wrote more than 2,500 songs, which have been recorded by music legends like Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Whitney Houston, and Barbara Mandrell. She won a Grammy in 1968 and was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame twice, first as a solo artist in 1982 and then in 2001 as part of the Rambo’s singing group. She was also inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in 2006 and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2007.
You can learn more about gospel legend Dottie Rambo on her website.
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