FedEx Sued for Crash that Killed Man in East L.A.


FedEx Office and Print Services Inc. and one of its drivers are being by relatives of a man killed when a van crashed into an East Los Angeles building in February.

The estate of Isaac Laureano filed the negligence suit in Los Angeles Superior Court, naming the courier giant and driver Brandon Thomas Groff. The suit seeks unspecified damages.

A FedEx representative did not immediately reply to an email seeking comment.

Laureano was working on a computer at his desk in an office building near Telegraph Road and McBride Avenue about 4:15 p.m. Feb. 5 when Groff, driving at a high speed and not fully paying attention, “violently smashed into the building and then violently collided with decedent,” according to the lawsuit.

Laureano was pinned against a wall and suffered “internal damages so as to kill him in a horrific manner,” according to the complaint.

FedEx was negligent in its hiring, supervision and retention of Groff, the suit alleges.

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