Wife of fisherman killed by propeller sues crew, boat makers and 94 lobstermen

A moving boat propeller killed her husband and now the Forked River widow wants her day in court. Kimberly Sturman, the widow of captain Jeffrey S. Sturman killed at sea in 2014, is pursuing a wrongful death suit, claiming negligence or “wrong acts” by all parties involved, said her attorney Lawrence W. Luttrell. A civil action was filed in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey on Wednesday demanding a trial by jury and an undetermined settlement to cover losses suffered by the widow and her two minor sons. Jeffrey S. Sturman, 47, died while trying to untangle lobster lines caught in his boat’s propeller on July 26, 2014 in Ocean City, Maryland. After he detangled the lines, the boat went in reverse, restarting the propellers, and hitting the victim’s head, Luttrell said. The suit names all parties involved with the sale and manufacturing of the boat, the lobster fishermen in the area at the time of the accident, and the crew members. click here to read the story 15:50