Lawsuit filed against suspected drunk driver in Lawton

The family of a Lawton woman who was hit by a car and killed in February has filed a civil lawsuit against the woman accused of hitting her.

Comanche County court records show Katherine Sanders' father, Reggie Sanders, filed the lawsuit against Tenile Akoneto. The suit claims auto negligence and seeks more than $10,000 dollars in civil relief.

Akoneto also faces criminal charges.  Prosecutors charged her with manslaughter and leaving the scene of fatality and injury accidents.

Investigators say Akoneto was driving drunk when she hit Sanders and Terri Roberts-Streeter in west Lawton.