The sisters the deceased Sarah Iler and her surviving baby, Maddyson, are preparing to do battle in court. They have filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Maddyson’s name in Cape Girardeau County Circuit Court against Iler’s husband, Matthew Rider. Iler was killed as a result of a three-vehicle crash on the morning of May 11 in the southbound lanes of Interstate 55. Rider suffered many broken bones. Iler’s sisters also are suing the driver of the semitractor-trailer that struck Iler’s vehicle, Jerald Lathers, and the trucking company, Linden Bulk Transport Co. Both Iler and Rider were ejected from the vehicle. They were on the way to a hospital in Poplar Bluff for a checkup because Iler was 39 weeks pregnant. Lt. Brad Smith and Cpl. Cary Dunavan were stopped nearby and gave Iler CPR, who was later pronounced dead. Medical staff were able to save Iler’s baby, Maddyson, by performing an emergency cesarean section. The lawsuit, filed under Maddyson’s name with Iler’s sister, Kasandra Iler, appointed as the newborn’s representative, places blame for the accident on both Rider and Lathers. A case review is scheduled for 9 a.m. Sept. 12 in front of Judge Michael Gardner.