KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An Overland Park family whose son was killed by a fallen sign will have to wait a little longer for a trial.
The trial date is set for November of next year, but the family says they are grateful to the court.
In March, the Bresette family was on their way back to Kansas City from spring break vacation in Florida. They had a layover in Birmingham, Ala.
Their son, Luke, died after a digital arrival and departure sign fell on him. His mom and one of his brothers were also hurt.
The family attorney released this statement today on the news of the trial date:
"The family is very grateful to the court for setting an early trial date. And while it might not be possible to get closure in this life, their only hope is this first step.''
The sign manufacturer and the contractor who did work at the airport are named in the wrongful death lawsuit. Alabama law exempts airports from any negligence.
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