Twista Sued by Bodyguard’s Family for Fatal Car Crash
Chicago rapper Twista is being sued by the family of a bodyguard who was killed when the rapper’s van crashed in Pennsylvania. According to Chicago’s CBS 2, a lawsuit filed Tuesday (September 5th) in Cook County Circuit Court claims that Twista and his management were negligent in the death of Arthur James Dixon, son of blues performer Willie Dixon. On September 6th of 2005, a scheduled performance in Albany, NY was cancelled and Twista and his group, which included Dixon, set out for Chicago in a van driven by one Otis Bankhead. While traveling through Pennsylvania on I-90, the van veered off the roadway, hit several barriers and flipped over several times, ejecting the passengers. Dixon died the next day from his injuries. The lawsuit claims that Bankhead failed to stay alert and was traveling at an unsafe speed at the time of the accident. He also may have been operating the vehicle without a driver’s license. This is the second lawsuit relating to the crash to be filed within the past week. Last Wednesday (August 30) Renaldo Jones, another passenger in the van at the time of the crash, also filed a suit against Twista, Bankhead and Showtime Entertainment that alleges negligence on their part and seeks an unspecified amount in damages.