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Family of Man Killed in Florida Drunk Driving Crash Suing Tiger Woods

May 18, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, FL. – According to an online news report posted at, the family members of a man who was killed in a Florida drunk driving crash last year are suing professional golfer Tiger Woods. The suit alleges that Woods and his girlfriend, who is also a named defendant, are responsible for the man’s over-service of alcohol and subsequent fatal crash.*

The events of the lawsuit stem from a drunk driving vehicle accident that occurred on December 10, 2018, in West Palm Beach, Florida. The lawsuit, which was filed on May 13, says that a 24-year-old man was recruited to be a bartender at Tiger Woods’s restaurant Jupiter, located in Florida. According to the lawsuit, the restaurant’s general manager, Erica Herman, who is Woods’ girlfriend, knew that the man had an issue with alcohol but recruited him for a bartending position nonetheless. 

On the night of the accident, the man was reportedly drinking alcohol at the restaurant and then left in his car. The lawsuit says Herman, the restaurant owners, other managers, and other employees, allowed the man to be over-served and to drive himself after consuming too much alcohol. Fox 13 reports that after he left the restaurant that night, the man was involved in car accident and was killed. 

His family has now sued Woods and Herman for the death of the man. At the time of the Fox 13 report, a responsive pleading had not been filed by the defendants, and the report says that the golfer’s agent has not responded to requests for comment. 

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