Trucking company sued in fiery Georgia crash that killed 5

By Russ Bynum, Associated Press | Posted - Apr. 30, 2015 at 12:11 p.m.



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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The mother of one of five nursing students killed in a Georgia highway crash last week is suing the trucking company that employed the driver suspected of causing the fiery collision.

Kim Deloach McQuaig filed the wrongful death suit Wednesday against Total Transportation of Mississippi and its parent company, Tennessee-based U.S. Xpress Enterprises. The civil suit in Bryan County State Court seeks monetary damages for the death of McQuaig's daughter, 21-year-old Abbie Deloach of Savannah.

The Georgia State Patrol has said the April 22 crash on Interstate 16 appears to have been caused by a tractor-trailer that smashed into stop-and-go traffic slowed by an unrelated wreck. Deloach and four fellow nursing students from Georgia Southern University died.

Total Transportation CEO John Stomps did not immediately return a phone message Thursday.

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