- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 5, 2015

SULLIVAN, Ind. (AP) - A wrongful death lawsuit filed in the death of a toddler during a southwestern Indiana day care fire has been settled.

Emma Lloyd died of smoke inhalation during the March 2014 fire at Waterman’s Wonderland Daycare in Sullivan.

WRTV reports (https://bit.ly/1cjtrI3) the lawsuit filed in Sullivan County Circuit Court alleged the 17-month-old’s death was caused by Watermans’ negligence. The complaint noted owner Christa Waterman tried to extinguish the fire. However, when her efforts failed she got five children out the burning building, but left Emma Lloyd behind.

A State Fire Marshal report indicates a baseboard heater may have set a couch on fire.

Edward McGlone, attorney for the toddler’s father, George Lloyd, said Tuesday the details of the settlement are confidential.

Attempts to reach Waterman’s attorney for comment were unsuccessful.


Information from: WRTV-TV, https://www.theindychannel.com/index.html

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