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$7 million wrongful death lawsuit filed in fatal motorcycle crash

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The widow of the man who was killed in a May motorcycle crash has filed a $3 million lawsuit against the driver, his passenger, and a local bar.

Lisa Benedict is suing for a total amount of $7 million after the crash that killed her husband, Bob Benedict, who was riding his motorcycle on Lee Highway.

The lawsuit alleges that Henry Cofrancesco, 33, was drunk when he left Images Nightclub, turned onto Lee Highway and struck Benedict.

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Also named in the lawsuit are Images Nightclub and Angela Bryant, the owner of the BMW that Cofrancesco was driving. The lawsuit claims the nightclub is responsible for overserving Confrancesco and that Bryant should not have allowed an intoxicated person to drive her car. 

Cofrancesco is facing charges of vehicular homicide and DUI four months after the crash. He was also charged with possession of cocaine, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to render aid. Bryant has not been charged with any crime.

Cofrancesco is out of jail on a $50,000 bond. 

Channel 3 asked both Mirage Images Nightclub and Angela Bryant for comment on the lawsuit. Those calls have not yet been returned.

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