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Local Family Seeks Justice in Fatal Tennessee Crash

Updated: Wednesday, December 4 2013, 10:17 AM EST
WEST HARRISON, Ind. (WKRC) -- A West Harrison family is on their way to seek justice for two local people who were killed on their way to a music festival.

Deja Morris' family left for Nashville Tuesday morning because the grand jury is considering the case of the semi truck driver involved in the crash that killed their daughter and her boyfriend, Brandon Wilson.

The two were on their way to the Bonnaroo Music Festival in June when a semi truck plowed into their car on Interstate 24, killing them both. The driver of the semi, Stacy Colvin, was cited with failing to exercise due care. The families say that's not enough.  According to Deja's mother Sue Morris, "he had 15 football fields to stop. It takes 600 feet or so to stop a semi going 70 mph so he had the distance of 13 football fields to stop before he hit my daughter's car and killed Deja and Brandon. He needs to be held accountable for what he did."

Parents and supporters held a protest outside Nashville in October and Tuesday they headed back to do the same. They say Colvin ignored overhead signs and breaks lights which indicated traffic had stopped.

Investigators say Colvin was not charged with negligent homicide because he didn't break any laws. The case is expected to go before a grand jury Wednesday.

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