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Two children who survived a fatal wreck involving a FedEx truck and an SUV on Interstate 65 in Hardin County were flown back to their hometown of Chicago on Friday, the same day a civil lawsuit was filed on behalf of the family.
According to a media release from Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville where Victor Chicon, 5, and Yaznylie Chacon, 2, were being treated, they were flown back Friday and will continue to receive treatment for injuries sustained in the crash.
Kosair issued a statement Friday on behalf of the Chacon family that expressed their gratitude for all of the help they received from the hospital staff and the community following the Feb. 23 crash.
The two children were taken to Kosair for treatment after the crash that killed three members of their family. A FedEx truck driven by George Grimes Jr., of Louisville, rear-ended the family’s SUV as they were driving on I-65 toward Chicago after attending a wedding in Florida.
Victor Chacon, 26, who was the groom at the wedding, and two children, Brianna Chacon, 10, and Tatyana Alvarez, 11, were killed in the crash.
Two other adults in the SUV, Maria Gonzalez, 30, and Victor Chacon Sr., 49, were treated and released at University Hospital in Louisville.
According to Kentucky Court Records online, a civil lawsuit was filed Friday on behalf of the surviving members of the Chacon family against both FedEx and Grimes as the driver of the truck. The suit was filed in Jefferson Circuit Court.
Police have said Grimes is not expected to face criminal charges connected to the crash. Kentucky State Police are investigating the cause of the collision.
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