Parents Of Teen Killed In Hayride Crash File Lawsuit
The parents of a teenager who died during a hayride crash in Mechanic Falls have filed a wrongful death lawsuit.
17-year-old Cassidy Charette of Oakland was killed and 22 others were injured in October of 2011 when the Jeep hauling the wagon careened down a hill, struck a tree, and flipped over. Investigators believe the accident may have been caused by mechanical problems with the Jeep, while some speculate that the load may have been too heavy for the vehicle.
According to the BDN, Cassidy's parents, Randy and Monica Charette, have filed a lawsuit. Named in the suit are Peter Bolduc, Jr. who is the owner of Harvest Hill Farms, the Jeep's driver David Brown of South Paris, and Phillip Theberge of Oxford who was the Jeep's mechanic. The lawsuit also names several of Bolduc's other businesses.
The Charette's say the lawsuit isn't about money. Rather, it's an attempt to force regulations to govern hayrides and make them safer, so no other family has to go through a similar loss.