2 lawsuits filed in connection with triple fatal crash in Waterford in October 2014

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WATERFORD — The families of three people killed in a crash on Interstate 95 in Waterford last year have filed wrongful death suits against the driver of the tractor-trailer they say is responsible for the deaths and the company he worked for.

Police say 26-year-old Darin Robinson, his 3-year-old son Dacari, and 9-year-old daughter Sanaa, died in the crash on Oct. 12 when their car was struck from behind by the truck.

The Day reports that two separate suits allege negligence and carelessness of behalf of the truck driver for driving with inadequate or defective brakes, speeding, driving when his alertness was impaired by fatigue and not leaving enough distance between vehicles.

The suits seek unspecified funds above $15,000 to pay for extensive medical bills, punitive damages and attorneys’ fees.