Only On CBS2: Widow Sues After Prominent Husband Killed By Deputy’s Car
CALABASAS (CBSLA.com) — The widow of former Napster executive Milton Olin, who was killed in December when he was struck by a Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department deputy’s car while riding his bike, is seeking legal action after she says she has not been given details about the event that claimed her husband’s life.
Louise Olin was married to her husband, a prominent entertainment attorney, for 36 years, and over the past seven months since his death, she says she is waiting to hear why her husband was struck and killed on Mulholland Highway.
For reasons unknown, a patrol car struck him as he rode in the designated bike lane. Olin hit the car’s windshield before rolling off. He died of his injuries.
“It’s devastating,” Olin described. “It should happen, and he should be here. It just shouldn’t have happened.”
Milton Olin had been a former executive of the online music sharing website Napster.
Olin’s sons, who Louise says were his greatest achievement in life, say they, too, are seeking answers.
“I miss him, I love him,” son Christopher Olin said. “When you lose a parent, it’s always difficult, but in such a catastrophic way, you don’t get that sense of closure.”
As the Olin family grieved their loss, the Sheriff’s Department began an investigation. However, the family says they have not received any answers from the department.
“It’s been very frustrating,” Christopher said. “We have had very little communication from the authorities, and we’d really like to gain some transparency.”
The investigation report was turned over to the District Attorney’s Office in May.
Court documents state the deputy was texting in the minutes before the crash and that he may have been distracted when he struck Olin.
The family’s attorney is expected to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the county for negligence.
“I just want the truth and public accountability for what happened,” Louise said.