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The estate of a man engaged to be married before he became one of 10 people killed in the collision of a FedEx truck and a charter bus headed for Humboldt State University filed a wrongful death/negligence suit Friday against the delivery giant and the bus company.

Debra Loyd, the special administrator of the estate of Michael Myvett, sued the state Department of Transportation;  FedEx Corp. and the manufacturer of its truck, Volvo of North America; and Silverado Stages Inc., the operator of the bus. The Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.

The suit alleges that the bus and truck drivers were negligent, that the FedEx truck was negligently designed and that CalTrans could have prevented the accident by making sure trucks could not cross the median and collide with oncoming traffic.

Myvett, a therapist for autistic children, was engaged at the time to 25- year-old Mattison Haywood, who also died in the crash. Both were acting as student chaperones.

The bus was being driven north on the Golden State (5) Freeway in Glenn County on April 10 when it was struck head on by a southbound FedEx truck that veered off the freeway, across a wide median and into oncoming traffic in Orland.

Five students and five adults died in the wreck and ensuing fire. Numerous other lawsuits stemming from the accident have been previously filed.

FedEx previously issued a statement extending condolences to the victims and their families and saying the company was “focused on providing support to those affected and cooperating with the authorities as they conduct their investigation.”

City News Service

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