PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Attorneys for a Warrenton boy killed in 2017 are suing Oregon’s child welfare agency, alleging the state failed to prevent the 15-year-old’s death.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the lawsuit filed Tuesday seeks $3.4 million for the surviving relatives of Trevor Secord.
The Warrenton High School student died in January 2017 after a pickup truck struck and killed him while he was drinking with friends.
The lawsuit alleges case workers at the Department of Human Services ignored red flags before he died.
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Trevor was hospitalized in August 2016 for alcohol poisoning with a blood alcohol level more than five times the legal limit for adults but the complaint says a case worker decided not to investigate further. The lawsuit identifies Trevor by a different last name, Crossgrove.
A spokesperson for the child welfare agency didn’t immediately respond to a message seeking comment.
Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com