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Family of 2-month-old killed in I-75 crash suing trucking company and driver

Posted at 3:53 PM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 18:42:01-04

TAMPA, Fla. -- The family of a 2-month-old boy killed in a crash on I-75 three weeks ago are demanding answers.

Fritzy and Reggie Gaspard are now suing the trucking company, S&S Site Prep, as well as 74-year-old Daniel Ragan, the man FHP says was behind the wheel of the truck that slammed into eight cars on August 5.

The boy's family says time hasn’t healed anything yet for them or their two daughters yet.

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"They’re trying their hardest to go back to normal but they have so many questions. So many questions,” said Fritzy Gaspard.

They simply can’t provide any answers right now as to why their 2-month-old son Asher is gone, because answers haven’t been provided to them.

"Like right now everything, just doesn’t make sense. It’s just very confusing,” said Reggie Gaspard.

FHP is still investigating the crash to see if charges will be filed against Ragan. It’s painful for Fritzy and Reggie to recall details of the crash.

"My girls were screaming, I was panicking and I called my husband and a few people came out of their cars to help me get my son out,” she said.

Their attorney, Charles Spinner Jr., believes Ragan was driving too fast under the conditions at the time of the crash. Spinner says the roads were slick and traffic was stopped due to a backup, which Spinner says Ragan didn’t properly anticipate.

"How does, how does someone just be so careless?” asked Reggie.

He also believes Ragan was distracted in some way.

"Answers always help. At least we can point to this and say well this is why or whatever but we’re still always, always going to be affected by this,” Reggie said.

At this time, Ragan is not facing any charges.

ABC Action News reached out to the trucking company for comment on the lawsuit, but have yet to hear back.