Estate of woman killed in tailgating crash sues
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- The estate of a woman struck and killed by a rental truck in a tailgating area at a Yale-Harvard football game in 2011 is suing the driver and others saying they were negligent.
The estate of Nancy Barry of Salem, Mass., is suing the driver, Brendan Ross, Yale University, New Haven and others.
Ross in February received a special form of probation that will leave him with no criminal record. Ross pleaded guilty to two infractions, traveling too fast and unsafe starting.
Paul Edwards, attorney for Barry's estate, says the city failed to ensure pedestrian safety. The city says claims against it should be dismissed.
Edwards says Yale allowed student organizations to rent large trucks for tailgating parties while Harvard banned them for safety reasons.
Yale had no immediate comment.