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Kvalvogs Release Statement on Lawsuit
Their attorney posted a response to KVRR Local News' article posted Monday
Bradshaw and Bryant PLLC, who is representing Ray and Kathie Kvalvog in their lawsuit posted a response to several critical social media users on KVRR Local News’ Facebook page.
The response reads “We are incredibly saddened by the reactions we have been reading. After a year of searching and begging for answers in the deaths of our two sons, a lawsuit seemed to be our only recourse. Our goal is to ensure another family doesn’t have to go through the pain that we are experiencing. We hope this ends with the proper parties taking responsibility for actions that contributed to the deaths of Zach and Connor. Until that time, we ask you to hold your loved ones close.” – Ray & Kathie Kvalvog
Many people spoke up about our story, saying they hope Ray and Kathie find the answers they are searching for.
However, many people were also critical of what they hope to accomplish in the lawsuit.
The Kvalvogs lost both of their sons, Zach and Conner, on June 23rd, 2015, after the pickup Zach was driving rolled on I-94 near Dalton.
Two teen passengers were also injured in the crash.
Eyewitnesses, as well as the surviving passengers, say Zach was attempting to pass a semi when he lost control of the vehicle.
The Minnesota State Patrol is actively searching for the driver of the semi in order to question them in regards to the accident.
Ray and Kathie have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Park Christian School, the boys basketball coach and others.
They claim the school and coach Josh Lee were negligent in letting their sons, Zach and Connor and two teammates, drive to a tournament in Wisconsin.
Zach was driving behind Lee when the crash happened.
The Kvalvogs are also suing the maker of the truck and their insurance provider.
They are calling into question possible recalls on the truck Zach was driving that may have contributed to the accident, however, the state patrol report says recalls were repaired prior to the accident.