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Wrongful death suit filed over ATV crash

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The mother of an Auburn woman killed in an off-road vehicle accident filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Grays Harbor Superior Court against the volunteer Cosmopolis firefighter who was driving the quad.

An interesting and potentially unfair issue arises under Washington law when a child dies. If the child is under 18 the parents can recover for their loss of consortium. If the child is over 18 they cannot.