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Wrongful death suit filed against Attala Co. Fire Department

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KOSCIUSKO, MS (WLBT) - Family members of a teen run over and killed last year have filed a wrongful death civil suit against the Attala County Fire Department.

Former state legislator Jamie Franks is representing Benjamin Russell's family.

Attorneys are currently in the discovery process, and they will take depositions from three firefighters and Fire Chief Roy Watkins later this month.

On April 13th 2009, Russell was driving on Highway 14 in Attala County and swerved to avoid a deer. He hit a tree, and two Attala County fire trucks responded.

Russell's family members say one fire truck hit and killed Russell, who was 18 at the time.

The death investigation went to the grand jury just a month ago, and no felony indictment was returned.

Franks says the suit seeks the maximum amount allowed by law in damages.

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