Wrongful death suit filed after triple-fatal crash

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Car keys next to alcoholic beverage

Car keys next to alcoholic beverage

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- The parents of a 16-year-old Carbondale girl who was killed in a car crash have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a Glenwood Springs bar, saying it served the underage driver alcohol before the accident.

The Post Independent reports (http://bit.ly/18dOjto) Jennifer Nevarez' parents are suing the Bayou Cajun Restaurant and Bar and at least one of its bartenders. Nevarez, 18-year-old Brianda Zavala and 24-year-old Albino Ortiz-Monge were killed in the April 14 crash in Glenwood Canyon.

The Colorado State Patrol says all three had a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit for driving. Zavala, the driver, had more than three times the limit, with a blood-alcohol content of 0.241 percent when the car slammed into a tractor-trailer.

Witnesses say the three may have continued drinking after leaving the bar.

Bar owner Steve Behem declined to comment.

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