First Midwest Shed Sued

The family of a woman who was killed while riding in a car with an intoxicated driver after a concert at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre last year has filed suit claiming the venue provided alcohol to the driver.

Megan Elam died after being thrown from the car of Sarah Lavko, an acquaintance who attended a Lil Wayne concert at the Tinley Park, Ill., shed, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

In its wrongful death suit, Elam’s family reportedly claims the venue, operator Live Nation and vendors who served alcohol during the concert violated the state’s Dram Shop Act.

The act allows injured parties to recover damages from purveyors of alcohol, “who by selling or giving alcoholic liquor causes the intoxication of the person who causes the injury(ies).”

An investigation found Lavko had a blood-alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit, and she was charged with reckless homicide and aggravated drunken driving, authorities told the Sun-Times.

An open bottle of liquor was allegedly found in the car at the scene of the crash.

Live Nation declined to comment on the case.