Family of party bus crash victim sues bus company for 'negligence'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Attorneys filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday in the party bus crash that killed a young mother.

On May 4, Jamie Frecks, 26, died when she was hit by three cars on I-35 after falling out of a Midnight Express party bus.

Frecks leaves behind an infant daughter who was only 5-weeks old at the time of the crash.

Attorneys Lynn R. Johnson and David R. Morantz filed the suit in The District Court of Wyandotte County, Kan.

Within minutes of the bus getting on Interstate 35, one of the double passenger side rear doors unexpectedly  flew open.

The lawsuit states Frecks then tumbled from the bus through the open door landing on the interstate where she was hit by three cars.

The lawsuit claims Midnight Express acted negligently and carelessly.

The lawsuit also names the many owners of the company and the woman who was driving the bus that night.

Attorneys want a jury to decide the case and hope a trial can begin in early 2014.

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