One of the trucking companies involved in a lawsuit surrounding the fatal I-65 crash in Butler County has released a statement.
“Our hearts go out to everyone involved in the tragic accidents of June 19th and those affected by them,” Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport Inc. said in part Monday.
According to the trucking firm, a variety of factors caused the series of accidents before, including heavy rainfall from a tropical storm’s remnants.
“We also believe that the investigations will show that our driver was traveling at or under the speed limit,” the statement added.
Lawsuits filed against the responsible ones for the fatal I-65 crash
The Beasley Allen Law Firm filed the lawsuit on behalf of the driver of a Tallapoosa County Girls Ranch van. She got critically injured in the incident, as well as the families of five of the children who died in this fatal I-65 crash.
According to the lawsuit, the Hansen truck failed to stop and collided with a 2020 Ford Explorer SUV before drifting into the left lane and colliding with the van. The second 18-wheeler hit the vehicle, owned and operated by Asmat Investment LLC. Because of the crashes, a fire broke out, engulfing the van, the 18-wheelers, and other cars.
Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport Inc. said that they will continue to fully cooperate with authorities.