Mother sues after fiery crash that killed children on way to Disney

This image taken from a Florida 511 traffic camera and provided by the Alachua County Fire Rescue, shows a fiery crash along Interstate 75, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, about a mile south of Alachua, near Gainesville, Fla. Highway officials say six people have died after a crash and diesel fuel spill sparked a massive fire on a Florida interstate. (Alachua County Fire Rescue/Florida 511 via AP)
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The mother of one of the five children who died in a fiery wreck while on their way to Walt Disney World has filed a lawsuit.

The Palm Beach Post reports that attorney Joseph Fried filed the lawsuit Thursday in Palm Beach County against trucker Steve Holland and others on behalf of the mother of 14-year-old Jeremiah Warren.

Warren and the other children were in a church van from Louisiana on Jan. 3 when they were killed in the crash near Gainesville, Florida. Holland, of West Palm Beach, and truck driver Douglas Bolkema were also killed.

Fried wants to inspect the two tractor-trailers involved and examine Holland's and Bolkema's driving records.

Court records show Holland received numerous tickets between 2000 and 2014 for violations such as speeding, driving an unsafe vehicle and driving an overloaded vehicle.



 
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