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Runjie Song

SEATTLE (AP) — Another lawsuit has been filed against Seattle’s Ride the Ducks tour company concerning the deadly crash last September.

Attorneys for the mother and the estate of 17-year-old Runjie Song, a Chinese exchange student who was one of five students killed in the crash, are suing the Ride the Ducks company, the city of Seattle and the state of Washington.

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in King County Superior Court.

The lawsuit says Ride the Ducks failed to properly maintain the amphibious vehicle, which swerved across the centerline on the Aurora Bridge and hit the bus in which Song was riding.

The lawsuit also says city and state transportation officials failed to properly maintain the bridge and should not have allowed the extra-wide tourist vehicles on the bridge with narrow lanes, no center median and no shoulders.