Sushi Restaurant That Served ‘Special Roll’ Blamed for Killing 2 and Poising 30 People

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“special [sushi] roll”

at a Montana restaurant is reportedly responsible for killing two people and poisoning at least 30, Insider reported. 

Dave’s Sushi temporarily shut down in April after several customers who ate there got sick. The restaurant said in an Instagram post that they have connected the tragic incident to

“the common ingredient, cultured morel mushrooms, imported from China via a distributor in California.” 

The victims, Donna Ventura, 64, and William Lewis, 74, died days after dining at the restaurant, reports reveal. At least 30 other customers were infected, according to the local news station KBZK. 

Ventura’s husband has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the restaurant. According to KBZK, Ventura started

“experiencing extreme symptoms within an hour of eating at the restaurant and was taken to the hospital.”

She reportedly went into

“cardiac arrest and then had multiple organ failures,”

court documents revealed, per KBZK.

She passed away 31 days later in the ICU, and the court documents allege that her death was directly associated with the

“special roll”

she ate at the restaurant.

Dave’s Sushi, which is scheduled to reopen after the Gallatin County Health Department completes its investigation on May 15, told the outlet that it was

“fully cooperating with the investigation” and “hired a sanitarian consultant to inspect the restaurant.”

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