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Testimony continues in Thanksgiving Day pile-up civil suit

Day two of testimony in the Thanksgiving Day pile-up trial was today.

The Leggio's family attorney provided new evidence with a document written by C. R. England eight months after the accident that stated the fatal wreck was preventable.

C. R. England's representative, Gary Thompson, defended the company in his testimony.

"That was an automatically generated document used by the company," Thompson said, "and preventability has nothing to do with fault." 

Attorneys for the company and truck driver, Richardo Fernando Kerr, also argued that Kerr was unable to read a warning about foggy weather conditions on the morning of the crash.

They said Kerr could not have read the messages, delivered to his truck's satellite communication device, without violating C. R. England's policy on texting while driving.

Vincent and Debra Leggio died in the November 22, 2012 crash when Kerr's tractor trailer ran into and landed on top of their SUV Over 100 vehicles were involved and 53 people were injured. The Leggio's three adult children are suing Kerr and C. R. England.

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