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Weather Channel sued for $125M over storm chasing crash

2 years 4 months 1 week ago Wednesday, March 27 2019 Mar 27, 2019 March 27, 2019 5:47 PM March 27, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A mother is suing The Weather Channel for $125 million over the death of her son, who died in a crash involving storm chasers employed by the cable network.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Karen Di Piazza alleges Kelley Williamson and Randall Yarnall, who had a show called "Storm Wranglers," ran a stop sign on a county road southeast of Lubbock in March 2017 as they were chasing a tornado.

The lawsuit alleges the duo crashed into a vehicle driven by Di Piazza's son, 25-year-old Corbin Lee Jaeger.

The suit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Lubbock, alleges the cable network knew of the reckless driving habits of Williamson and Yarnall, who also died in the crash.

In a statement, The Weather Channel said it can't comment on pending litigation.

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