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Lawsuit filed against trucker, company for oversize load that killed mother in crash with bridge 


A lawsuit has been filed against the trucker and trucking company involved in a wreck that sent chunks of concrete crashing into a car, killing a woman inside. 

The crash happened on August 8th on Interstate 25 at the Weld County Road 34 overpass near Mead, Colorado. 

According to CBS News, the semi truck driven by Darnell Yingling of Import Towing and Recovery was hauling an excavator that exceeded the height limit of the overpass and crashed into the bridge. The crash sent chunks of concrete into oncoming traffic, including one piece that smashed through 32-year-old Megan Arneson’s windshield, killing her and injuring her 10-year-old son. 

The lawsuit claims that Yingling and Import Towing and Recovery “recklessly and negligently” failed to make sure the excavator was loaded, strapped, and hauled appropriately, causing Arneson’s death. It also claims that the incident caused her son “emotional trauma and post-traumatic stress from witnessing his mother’s horrific death.”

“Our daughter was a very bright light in this world and a fantastic mother to her wonderful 10-year-old son. We believe that her violent and traumatic death was completely preventable and we want to do everything in our power to make sure that this never happens to anyone else,” Arneson’s parents said in a statement. 

Import Towing and Recovery said they have no comment on the incident at this time. The accident is still under investigation.


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