Zoe Rosenthal's daughters allege in the suit filed in Hampden Superior Court that the driver was negligent in operating his truck.
Police say the 52-year-old Rosenthal was struck while walking her dog across a Holyoke street on Nov. 27. She died two days later. She was a teacher with The Literacy Project in Northampton and lived in Holyoke.
The driver, 62-year-old Charles Davignon, of Holyoke, stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators. He told police he did not see the woman. No criminal charges have been filed in the case.
He declined to comment on the suit.
The suit seeks unspecified damages.
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