01/18/2016 05:15 EST | Updated 01/19/2016 08:59 EST

Human Face Found On Car Wash Floor Leads Woman To Sue

A Montana woman has sued a trucking company after she says she found part of a human face on a car wash floor.

Last week, veterinarian Kimberly Kriege filed suit against CRST Expedited, saying she was severely traumatized after finding the body part in September 2013 and needed intensive counselling, according to Courthouse News.

The face belonged to 81-year-old Alaska resident Elgie Bedford, who was hit by one of the company's trucks earlier in the day after his car went off the road, the site reports.

Kriege is suing for damages related to emotional distress, lost income and negligence, as well as medical expenses.

A then-employee of the trucking company, David Welk, was found guilty in October 2014 of leaving the scene of an accident in connection with Bedford's death, according to the Big Timber Pioneer. He later received a six-year deferred sentence.

Charges against another woman, who later also ran over Bedford's body, were dropped after she was accused of tampering with evidence and leaving the scene of an accident, according to the Livingston Enterprise.

Kriege says in the lawsuit that Wryan Young and her father later went to the car wash, where a large portion of Bedford's face was washed onto the floor.

Bedford's widow, Carol Bedford, also sued the trucking company, Welk and anyone else who contributed to her husband's wrongful death on Nov. 20, according to the Pioneer.

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