Accident Victim's Family Sues Teen, State Lawmaker

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – The family of a Suffield teenager who died when the SUV she was in crashed on Interstate 91 in Enfield last summer has filed suit against the driver, and the driver’s father, who is a Connecticut state lawmaker.

The lawsuit was announced Monday by a lawyer for the family of 17-year-old Alexa Crosby. It alleges that Amanda Conway and her father, state Rep. Matthew Conway, were negligent. The Democrat from Suffield owned the vehicle.

The lawsuit alleges that 18-year-old Amanda Conway was under the influence of drugs or alcohol and was speeding when the SUV was struck by a tractor-trailer at about 2:30 a.m. on Aug. 25.

Amanda Conway is facing various charges including drunken driving and second-degree manslaughter with a motor vehicle.

Rep. Conway did not immediately return a phone message Monday.

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