Stuart Elder Sued

Lawsuit claims Elder was going 70 mph in a 25 zone..

The family of two women who died in a head-on collision in Pebble Beach when alleged drunken driver Stuart Elder slammed into their car after attending a food and wine event in Pebble Beach has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver.

On April 7, Sharon Daly, 72, and Linda Larone, 65, were killed when Elder, 30, of Pacific Grove, crashed his Cadillac Escalade into their much smaller Ford Freestyle while they were driving on Sloat Road near Bird Rock Road.

The lawsuit against Elder was filed Dec. 11 in Monterey County Superior Court by Anne Margaret Larone, Larone’s mother; Melanie Robinson, Daly’s niece; and Rhonda Dodge, trustee of the two women’s trust, according to the suit. The claim alleges Elder was negligent when he crossed over into Daly’s lane and struck her vehicle.

“Stuart Elder was negligently, carelessly, recklessly or in some other actionable manner driving the Cadillac Escalade under the influence of alcohol after spending the afternoon at the Pebble Beach Food & Wine festival,” the suit contends.

Stuart Elder Sued