Kansas is dropping parents of crash victims from lawsuit

February 21, 2020 - 6:40 pm

Kansas is dropping the parents of two sisters killed in a crash from a lawsuit seeking to recoup $116,832 for repairs to a highway barrier damaged in the wreck. 

The Kansas Department of Transportation said Thursday that “legal action to recover highway damages after accidents is routine” but that “in this case" it would remove the parents of Ruth Solome Vazquez-Hernandez, 7, and her sister, Teresa de Jesus Vazquez-Hernandez, 1, from the case. 

It offered no explanation, but the announcement came one day after The Kansas City Star reported about the case. The agency had sued on the two-year anniversary of the crash.

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