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Jeremy Mayfield sues stepmother over his father's death

NASCAR driver, suspended for methamphetamine use, claims her 'intentional actions' played a direct role in Terry Mayfield's death. She had testified on behalf of NASCAR about his alleged drug use.

September 09, 2009|Wire Reports

Suspended NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against his estranged stepmother over the 2007 death of his father.

The suit, filed Sept. 4 in North Carolina Superior Court in Salisbury, does not allege how Lisa Mayfield was involved in her husband's death. It claims only that her "intentional actions" played a direct role in Terry Mayfield's death.

A police investigation determined Terry Mayfield fatally shot himself in the chest.

Mayfield is the first driver suspended under NASCAR's toughened drug policy. His stepmother testified on behalf of NASCAR about seeing him use methamphetamine at least 30 times over the years.

He denied using the drug and accused Lisa Mayfield of accepting payment from NASCAR to lie under oath. She filed a defamation lawsuit against Mayfield last month, denying his public comments that she killed Terry Mayfield.


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