Who is Kelsei Platt? Mom sues FedEx, claims delivery truck caused fiery crash that killed husband Hamilton
BALDWIN COUNTY, ALABAMA: A widow with two children has sued FedEx, claiming FedEx's use of defective tires caused the fiery collision that killed her husband Hamilton. Kelsie Platt, 28, of Baldwin County, Alabama, said she and her two children, ages eight and five, are tormented by Hamilton's death Sept. 21 after his car collided with a FedEx truck that blew a tire on the interstate.
Hamilton was burned alive in the collision, and the wreckage was posted on social media for Platt to find when she was worried about him getting home late, according to WPMI. "One of [the comment] was like, 'Yeah, someone's definitely dead in that car. The smell was horrible driving by.' It was hard to see that, but I still held out hope that he wasn't in there,"Platt stated.
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The mother of two Plett has since launched a wrongful death lawsuit against FedEx and Goodyear, the tire manufacturer, alleging that their tires were defective because the delivery service was essentially playing "Russian roulette" on the roads with its use of their vehicles. It is the most recent legal action against FedEx after the father of Athena Strand, a young girl who was killed, sued the firm for $1 million for hiring his daughter's killer.
Hamilton was "aware of his impending death, and that he was burning alive," according to Platt's claim, because he had survived the initial impact when his car struck the FedEx truck. Attorney Ed Rowan asserted that the event was caused specifically by defective retread tires, which have undergone additional processing to remove wear and tear. The FedEx truck's tires, according to Rowan who spoke to WPBN were bald, splitting, and obviously needed to be replaced with new ones. Rowan told WPBN this. "It's a hazard,' he stated. "It's playing Russian roulette driving on the roadway with tires in this condition." "You would also hope that FedEx is inspecting their vehicles and their tires. I mean, inspecting the tires is one of the most important things you can do."
Platt stated that she wanted the company to be made liable and added that her kids are still in shock about losing their dad. "My son isn't doing that great,' Platt said to the local media. "He doesn't understand heaven and that daddy is in heaven. "There for a little while, he was angry with the idea of Jesus and God that they were keeping him up there." In a statement, FedEx said, "We continue to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Mr Platt. We have been fully cooperating with investigating authorities. We will defend the lawsuit."