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Family Pushing For Justice In Deadly Crash

An attorney representing an Evansville mother who lost her two children in a deadly car accident updating the public Tuesday.

Posted: Nov 17, 2020 6:53 PM

An attorney representing an Evansville mother who lost her two children in a deadly car accident updating the public Tuesday.

Janae Carter and her unborn child survived the 2017 crash at the intersection of Monroe and Linwood Avenue.

Her other two children died at the scene and their father died a month later from his injuries.

Their car was hit during an unrelated police chase.

Carter is suing the city for wrongful death of her children.

"We think the city was negligent in pursuing Mr. McFarland far longer than they should've to the point where it became almost like a diminishing return," says Scott Weathers, Issacs and Issacs Attorney. "The benefit of apprehending him was outweighed by the cost to the public of such a dangerous situation."

"I just want Justice," says Sara Johnson, Janae's mother. "If it takes another two or three years, it is what it is. It's about Justice for the babies at the end of the day because I just don't believe that it should've happened. I beieve they would still be here if this chase wouldn't have happened."

The family's attorney says they were going to trial in June of this year, but COVID-19 put that on hold.

They hope to have a trial underway around this time next year.

The end of November will mark three years since the deadly accident.

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