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Family sues police for wrongful death

A Nashville family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a local police officer and the Tennessee Highway Patrol after video from the officer’s cruiser camera showed him driving past a fiery car accident that killed their son.

Last November, a 20 year-old man sent police on a high speed chase. The man lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a tree, causing his car to burst into flames. Video from the officer’s camera shows him passing the wreck, slowing down, and continuing to drive.

The officer later radioed in that he had lost sight of the speeding car. He did not return to the scene until a neighbor called in the accident. He will not face criminal charges but may be released from the force.

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