School Teacher Sued in Florida Wrongful Death Case

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The parents of a 22-year-old Naples woman killed last November in an auto accident have filed a Florida wrongful death suit against Collier middle school teacher Andrea Kidder and her husband, Matthew.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, the victim – Bree A. Kelly, 22, of Naples – was a passenger in a truck driven by Nicholas Mason, 19, also of Naples. Kidder, 28, was eastbound on Interstate 75 in the left lane and rear-ended Mason’s slower-moving truck, causing it to spin and eventually overturn several times.
Kelly was thrown from the vehicle and later died at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers.
The FHP reported that Kidder’s vehicle was traveling at an estimated speed of 90 mph; the posted speed limit is 70 mph. The report cited Kidder for excessive speed and careless driving, but the investigation is still ongoing pending results of Kidder’s blood-alcohol content test.
The wrongful death suit filed by the parents of Bree Kelly allege that Kidder was intoxicated at the time of the accident and was negligent in driving her car into Mason’s vehicle, which resulted in Kelly’s death.
Kidder’s husband is named as a party to the lawsuit under the Florida Dangerous Instrumentality Doctrine because he is a co-owner of the vehicle that caused the accident.
You can read more about the case at Fatal I-75 crash in 2009 spawns lawsuit against Collier teacher.

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