But according to a lawsuit filed by Prater's widow, her husband's life insurance provider rejected her claim for $200,000 in accidental death benefits after an autopsy revealed that Prater had been drinking before the head-on collision.
Nancy Prater is now suing the Oklahoma City insurance company for the $200,000.
Prater is already mourning the death of her husband," Lucas said.
A medical examiner who performed an autopsy on Prater, meanwhile, ruled that the Pleasant Hill man had died from injuries sustained in the crash.
The Praters placed Rosie in their garage under her favorite blue blanket before calling for a sheriff's deputy at about 4 p.
That's what Creswell residents are asking after the Prater family's 3-year-old female boxer was gunned down in broad daylight a week and a half ago as 8-year-old Ben Prater played close by.
21 near the Prater family's home, which is just a stone's throw from Creswell High School.
It was a beautiful afternoon," said Ben's mother, Shannon Prater, "and then someone just shoots our dog dead in the chest.
Randy Prater, Ben's father, also has been handing out fliers requesting information about the shooting.
Randy Prater ran outside and watched his dog, bleeding from the chest, fall over in his neighbor's yard.
Randy Prater said the deputy recorded some statements, knocked on some doors, and told the family to call with any new information.