Lawsuit filed in crash that killed 2 teens in Sumner County

Austin Osborne, KaylaPerdue
Austin Osborne and Kayla Perdue, both 16

PORTLAND, Tenn. (WKRN) – There are new details Friday night in a deadly 2014 crash involving several Sumner County teenagers.

Three multi-million lawsuits were filed in the case involving the deaths of Kayla Perdue and Austin Osborne.

The teens died after a semi crashed into their car on Highway 109 in November 2014.

Another teen, Justin Lemmonds, suffered life-altering injuries and Caitlyn Taylor was just released from doctor’s care last month. Medical bills alone amount to around $300,000.

In the lawsuit, attorney Rocky McElhaney outlines findings from the semi’s black box recording that confirm the semi driver was speeding over the 55 mph speed limit.

McElhaney believes the crash would have been avoided if the driver had not been speeding, taken appropriate corrective measures and had not been on-duty for over 12 hours.

The lawsuit against the driver seeks $2.5 million for the teenagers who were killed, Osborne and Perdue, and asks a judge to go to trial.

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