HARRISON — The family of a Maine teenager who was killed in a car crash last fall has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver and the car’s owner.

Nineteen-year-old Thomas McClendon, of Oxford, was killed last October while riding in a car driven by Morgan Kesseli of Paris that went out of control and crashed into some trees in Harrison.

McLendon’s parents have now filed a suit against Kesseli and the car’s owner, Lisa Palmer of Paris, accusing them of negligence.

The Sun Journal of Lewiston says Kesseli, who was 17 at the time of the crash, was charged last week with manslaughter and other charges in connection with the crash.

Police said excessive speed was the primary factor in the crash. Two other passengers were seriously hurt.


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