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February 21st, 2013
Texas stripclub monster truck death

Monster truck death at Texas strip club

The parents of a 23-year-old woman killed when she was struck by a "monster truck" in a gentlemen's club parking lot have won a $10.5 million civil verdict against the driver and the club.

A Dallas civil jury reached a verdict Tuesday in favor of Gary McKenzie and Karen McDonald, parents of Kasey McKenzie.

Kasey McKenzie, 23, of Granbury, died in March 2011 after she was run over by a pickup truck elevated on "monster" tires. The driver of the truck, Eric Crutchfield, was drunk.

McKenzie was talking to someone in the parking lot of the Spearmint Rhino club when she was struck by the truck's giant wheels.

Melinda Gutierrez of the Dallas Police Department said when the truck started to drive off several witnesses ran the truck down and stopped the driver, who claimed he didn't see the woman because his truck is so high off the ground. He was jailed on charges of intoxication manslaughter and driving with a suspended license.

McKenzie, who was an employee of the club, died at the scene from her injuries.

Attorneys for McKenzie's parents say workers at the Spearmint Rhino club gave Crutchfield alcohol even though it was clear he was already intoxicated.

Crutchfield pleaded guilty to manslaughter and got three years in prison.


Attorney Michael Schmidt, who represents the family, told reporters the jury found that Crutchfield was 30 percent to blame and the Spearmint Rhino 70 percent responsible. He expects an appeal.

An attorney for the Spearmint Rhino did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

The truck itself is illegal to drive on the road. Why not sue the license bureau for issuing plates or the police department for not stopping this guy from driving it in the first place?  You know some cop has seen this truck driving around at some point in recent history. 

This poses many questions: was the girl drunk too? On drugs? Strippers usually are.  Where was her common sense to stay far away from any vehicle that big???

On a side note - this is the first time in history that someone's daughter became a stripper and they were rewarded for their bad parenting with $10 million.  

-W&J's Producer 

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