Truck driver allegedly watching porn kills teen driver in a car crash

The family is suing the truck driver's company.

Feb 28, 2020, 4:16 pm*

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In April, a truck driver was allegedly watching porn on his phone when he hit an 18-year-old driver and killed him. Now, the teen’s family is suing.

The crash left dead the teen driver, Jonathan Weaver, and two others, including the driver. When emergency responders arrived at the scene, they found the truck driver’s phone still playing porn.

The family has decided to sue the truck drivers company, Energy Transfer Partners, according to CBS News.

“Energy Transfer is a billion-dollar company that has the resources to monitor and detect this sort of conduct with their drivers,” the family’s lawyer Chip Brooker told CBS News.

The lawyer also called it one of the “most extreme, egregious cases of distracted driving.”

Distracted driving causes about nine deaths and 1,000 injuries a day, according to an estimate from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC reports that using a phone while driving is especially dangerous.

The family has made it their goal to reduce the chances of something similar happening again.

“Your life and other people’s lives are valuable,” the teen driver’s mother Delena Weaver told CBS News. “Put the phones away. It can wait.” 

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*First Published: Feb 16, 2020, 6:44 pm