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Family of girl killed in crash sues driver, trucking company

November 12, 2019 GMT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The family of a 9-year-old girl who was one of two people who died after a tractor-trailer plowed into several vehicles on Interstate 95 has filed a federal lawsuit against the trucking company and driver.

The lawsuit was filed Tuesday by Linda Asamoah and Patrick Owusu of Newark. Their daughter, Roselyn Adjei-Owusa, died in the September crash, along with 61-year-old Albert Frankel of Middletown. Asamoah was seriously injured.

Frankel’s car was rear-ended in rush-hour congestion by the tractor-trailer, which then hit Asamoah’s vehicle and another car.

The lawsuit alleges that truck driver Brian Keith Winningham of Fairmont, North Carolina, was negligent, and that trucking company JNJ Express is vicariously liable for his actions.