Trucking Firm Suing New Hampshire in Crash That Killed Boy

May 24, 2010

A trial is underway in New Hampshire in a lawsuit brought against the state Department of Transportation by a Canadian trucking company involved a February 2007 crash that killed a 6-year-old boy.

Fidele Tremblay claims the state didn’t clear ice and snow off of Interstate 93, causing one of the firm’s drivers to lose control. Brendon Mahoney was killed when his mother’s vehicle was hit by the rig.

The company paid the boy’s family $2.5 million and is suing the state for reimbursement.

The company alleges the road wasn’t treated properly, but the state says the truck driver was going too fast.

WMUR-TV reports tow truck driver Jeffrey Divencenzo testified he handled multiple accidents in the area and that the roadway did not appear to be treated.

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