Another Lawsuit on Jeep Fire Deaths

Another Lawsuit on Jeep Fire Deaths

February, 2016

Dear Care for Crash Victims Community Members: reports:

February 16, 2016 — A Jeep Grand Cherokee gas tank fire lawsuit has been filed by the brother of two people who were killed when their 1995 Grand Cherokee burst into flames from a rear-end impact.

The crash occurred when 56-year-old trucker Vincent Espinvera slammed into a line of vehicles on Interstate 78 in Greenwich Township, Berks County Pennsylvania, killing three people.

Although four people survived, the crash killed Robert Rosner, 52, Edward Dearden, 57, and 54-year-old Theresa Dearden. Espinvera faces a jury trial and three counts each of homicide by vehicle and involuntary manslaughter, two counts of aggravated assault and 17 counts of reckless endangerment.

The 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee that caught fire wasn’t the first vehicle hit by the truck, according to accident investigators. The truck first slammed into the rear-end of Rosner’s vehicle, which caught on fire and was lodged on the front of the trailer, causing Rosner to burn to death.

The Rosner vehicle rear-ended another car and that car rear-ended the Jeep Grand Cherokee, which caught on fire and killed Edward and Theresa Dearden.


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