Two more suits filed over Fort Campbell camper deaths

Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 2:09pm

Two additional federal lawsuits were filed in U.S. District Court in Nashville Wednesday against the United States in connection to five Clarksville carbon monoxide poisoning deaths that occurred in a camper rented from Fort Campbell.

Family members of two of the victims, Timothy Stone and Jonathan Over, filed separate negligence suits against the government Wednesday, alleging that the deaths were caused by actions taken by employees of the U.S. Army.

A suit was also filed on July 15 on behalf of the children of James F. Wall, who rented the camper from Gear-To-Go, a Moral, Welfare and Recreation facility of Fort Campbell.

Wall, Stone, Over, Katy Over and Allison Bagwell-Wyatt died while sleeping in the camper on Sept. 18, 2011. The five had taken the camper to the Bikers Who Care event at the Clarksville Speedway.

The five died of acute carbon monoxide poisoning, and the suits allege that the camper’s carbon monoxide detector did not have batteries, therefore constituting negligence.