Husband of woman killed in tornado files lawsuit against home builder


The husband of a Christiana woman who was killed when an EF-2 tornado hit their home in November has filed a lawsuit against Ralph Baxter Construction, LLC., the company that built their home.  

In the lawsuit, Scott Walker claims that Baxter Construction did not properly embed the home’s anchor bolts into the concrete footings.

According to the lawsuit, had those bolts been properly embedded the home would not have completely flipped over, causing Angie Walker’s death. 

The lawsuit was filed in Rutherford County Circuit Court on Tuesday. Walker is asking for damages for the wrongful death of his wife. According to the filing, Baxter Construction built the home on Midland Road in 2017.

READ: Copy of the lawsuit filed against Ralph Baxter Construction

Baxter is currently under investigation by the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance for alleged unlicensed activity and misconduct regarding the construction of Walker’s home. 

That complaint does not involve the anchor bolt issue with the home.

According to the National Weather Service, the winds were as strong as 135 mph in that storm.

Christiana hit by EF-2 tornado, killing woman when house collapses

Angie, 41, was an adjunct professor at Middle Tennessee State University. She left behind her husband and two children.

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News 2 has reached to Baxter Construction for comment, but at this time we have not heard back from them. 

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