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Family of Officer to File Lawsuit against Ford

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lawsuit in Dougherty County, against Ford Motor Company after Officer Flemming’s 2011 Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptor burst into flames after colliding with a second cruiser during a chase to apprehend Kentrell Butler, 22, and Wesley Wilkerson, 22, who were suspected of armed robbery.

An attorney for the family told reporters that upon investigation it seems that certain mechanisms inside the vehicle failed, causing the car to burst into flames. He said the family is waiting on the final autopsy reports before concluding their investigation. The family claims that Flemming should have been better protected while on duty, during a high speed chase, in a vehicle specifically built for that purpose.

It is unknown what type of compensation the family is seeking from Ford in the lawsuit. Flemming is survived by three young children and her husband.

According to CNN/Money, nearly 10 million Lincoln Town Cars, Mercury Grand Marquis and Crown Victoria cars, or Panther Platform vehicles, have been sold since 1979, though the line was discontinued in September, 2011.

Butler and Wilkerson are charged with murder. disclaimer: This article: Family of Officer to File Lawsuit against Ford was posted on Friday, January 13th, 2012 at 9:37 pm at and is filed under Product Liability Lawsuits.

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