Nebraska Supreme Court Backs Decision To Exonerate Farmers In Crash Lawsuit

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

The Nebraska Supreme Court affirmed Friday two brothers should not have been found negligent in a 2007 fatal crash where tall corn created a blind intersection.

The crash occurred on October 6, 2007 in Saunders County where two pickups collided at an intersection where the view was obstructed by seven-foot-tall corn planted only feet from the road. The crash killed one passenger and left another, Thomas Latzel, a quadriplegic who died from his injuries three years later.

Latzel's wife Amanda sued the truck drivers and the farmers who planted the corn, but a Saunders County District Court judge granted a motion to dismiss the farmers, Ronald and Doug Bartek, from the lawsuit saying the fault was with the truck drivers for entering a blind intersection.

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