Lawsuits filed in festival crash that killed Mt. Pleasant woman

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - The father of a 20-year-old South Carolina woman crushed by a pickup truck as she slept in a tent at a West Virginia music festival is suing the event's producers, hosts, traffic directors and security providers.

Nicole Miller died and two of her friends were seriously injured in the July accident near Masontown.

One of them - 21-year-old Yen Ton - also is suing in U.S. District Court in Clarksburg.

All three women are from Mount Pleasant, S.C.

In all, they accuse a dozen defendants of negligence, including Maryland-based Walther Productions and its president, Tim Walther; and Marvin Huggins, the owner of Marvin's Mountaintop LLC.

Neither Huggins nor Walther's attorney, Bob Martin, immediately returned phone messages Monday.

The lawsuits also target the driver whose truck careened down the grassy slope.

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