- Associated Press - Thursday, September 22, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The parents of a student killed in a car crash at the University of Southern California have sued the school and the campus safety officer accused of causing the collision.

Twenty-three-year-old Kelsey Dresser died the day after her Chrysler convertible was struck by a patrol cruiser driven by Officer Miguel Guerra last December.

Prosecutors said Guerra was driving at nearly three times the speed limit. He has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charge.

The Los Angeles Times reports (https://lat.ms/2dkEjH6) Dresser’s parents filed a suit Wednesday alleging Guerra was negligent. The complaint also accuses USC of providing inadequate training for the officer.

A university spokesman says USC is unable to comment on the litigation. Guerra’s defense attorney declined to comment.

A pre-trial hearing for Guerra is scheduled for Oct. 27.


Information from: Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com/

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