7th lawsuit filed in Mississippi fatal bus crash

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The Estate of Betty Russell, one of two killed in the November, 14th accident is the latest to sue Teague VIP Express and the driver of the bus, Robin Vines.

The bus, which had departed from Huntsville flipped onto its driver side while crossing an icy overpass on Interstate 269 in Byhalia, Mississippi.

Russell, 70, and 61-year-old Cynthia Hardin were killed in the crash.

The latest suit brings the total number of plaintiffs to seven.

The suit alleges the following:

a.   Was overdriving the weather conditions at an excessive speed;

b.   Failed to be fully licensed as a commercial vehicle driver on the roads of Alabama;

c.   Failed to keep a proper lane with her commercial vehicle; and d.   Allowed the commercial vehicle to overturn.
13. At the aforesaid time and place, and for some time prior thereto, Defendant Teague VIP, including Fictitious Party Defendants 1-22, was negligent/wanton in its own right as follows:
a.   Was operating a commercial bus with a driver that was untrained and incapable of operating the motor vehicle safely.

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