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Second lawsuit filed in connection with fatal Route F crash


A second lawsuit has been filed in connection with a fatal Boone County crash.

On Sept. 28, Harrisburg teacher and coach Brian Simpson was killed in a head-on collision on Route F that law enforcement said was caused by Brandon Brill.

Simpson was driving several teenage athletes to a cross country meet. The minors suffered injuries that ranged from minor to serious.

Those injured have now filed personal injury lawsuits. The petitions were filed on Monday afternoon and don’t offer much detail beyond establishing their parents and guardians as their “next friend.” A next friend refers to a legal guardian who can represent the minor in a lawsuit.

A wrongful death lawsuit has already been settled on behalf of Brian Simpson’s family. The final judgment by Judge Pat Joyce came on June 2 and she ordered several insurance companies to pay out a total of $150,000 to the family.

This new lawsuit does not detail how much the four teenagers are asking in damages.

ABC 17 News called their attorney at A.W. Smith Law Firm to get more details, but has not heard back yet

Brill has since pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and several counts of assault, saying he was sleep deprived at the time of the crash.

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