33-year-old Texas schoolteacher Cynthia Carter was proceeding through an intersection one autumn afternoon in 2006 when the driver of a big rig ran a red light and struck her vehicle. After the collision, Carter’s truck was dragged 150 yards before it burst into flames. Carter was killed instantly, leaving behind a husband and three young children. Her family has filed a lawsuit in the incident, claiming that the driver has a troubled driving history. The suit also names the big rig’s operating company, which has faced several past citations for operating its trucks in an unsafe and careless manner. The driver, Jeremy Davidson, is also facing criminal charges in the incident.
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