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Relatives File $25 Million Claim in Fatal Phoenix (AZ) Fire Apparatus Accident

Relatives of a family who died in a fire truck crash have filed a wrongful death claim against the City of Phoenix, reports ABC 15 Arizona.

A Phooenix fire truck was headed to a fire alarm call in April, when it crashed into a pickup truck. The engine rolled over into a schoolyard and the pickup was crushed. Kenneth “Chase” Collins, 20, his girlfriend, Dariana Serrano, 19, and their infant son all died. All three firefighters on the engine were injured.

The claim states that negligence by the firefighters operating the truck and their supervisors led to the three deaths.