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Mum of a National Weather Service (NWS) storm spotter (spotter) killed in a 2017 car crash has filed a one hundred and twenty five million dollar lawsuit against the Weather Channel – organisation that hired the storm chasers involved in the fatal car wreck.

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Karen Di Piazza filed the lawsuit Tuesday in federal district court in Lubbock, Texas. Piazza’s son, Corbin Lee Jaeger – who was 25 – was killed on the 28th March, 2017 in a two-vehicle wreck on County Road 419 – just west of Spur and southeast of Lubbock.

You can read the lawsuit here

The lawsuit suggests The Weather Channel’s on-air personalities Kelley Williamson and Randall Yarnall ran stop signs and traffic lights and broke other traffic laws to capture video for their show, ‘Storm Wranglers’

Officials at The Weather Channel knew of their dangerous and reckless driving habits – according to the lawsuit.

The duo ran a stop sign on County Road 419, travelling at seventy miles per hour to video a Tornado for The Weather Channel – according to lawsuit. 

Williamson and Yarnall were also killed in the crash. Jaeger, a certified spotter for the NWS was driving away from the Tornado when his vehicle was hit, the lawsuit suggests. 

“We are saddened by the loss of Corbin Jaeger, Kelly Williamson and Randy Yarnall. They were beloved members of the weather community and our deepest sympathies go out to the families and loved ones of all involved. We cannot comment on pending litigation.”

The Weather Channel spokesperson

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