The parents of a college student who was struck and killed by a monster truck outside a club in Dallas, Texas on March 17th have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of the truck and the club. The student, Kasey McKenzie, 23, was killed while leaving with friends after a party at the club shortly after 2 a.m. Eric Brent Crutchfield pulled his custom 2003 Ford F-250 truck out of a parking space and ran over the victim with both front and rear tires. Ms. McKenzie died at the scene.
The lawsuit alleges that the club was negligent because bartenders served Crutchfield past the legal limit of intoxication and allowed him to get in his vehicle and drive, even though it was apparent he was drunk. Crutchfield told officers at the scene that he never saw the victim. The lawsuit also alleges that Crutchfield was driving with a suspended license and was so intoxicated at the time of Ms. McKenzie’s death that he didn’t know he had hit anyone.
It was alleged that Crutchfield’s truck had a lift kit that limited his field of vision and that it did not comply with federal and state regulations. Crutchfield was charged with intoxication manslaughter after his blood alcohol level was shown to be 0.18, more than twice the legal limit at 0.08. Ms. McKenzie was enrolled at the University of North Texas and was on schedule to graduate with a degree in economics and international finance.
Source: Star Telegram
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