Mother of babies killed in police chase crash files lawsuit

Mother of babies killed in police chase crash files lawsuit
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Princess and Prince Carter. (Source: Facebook)
Princess and Prince Carter. (Source: Facebook)
Terence Barker and Janae Carter (Source: Facebook)
Terence Barker and Janae Carter (Source: Facebook)
Fredrick McFarland (Source: Vanderburgh Co. Jail)
Fredrick McFarland (Source: Vanderburgh Co. Jail)

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - The mother of two children killed when a police chase ended in a crash in Evansville has filed a lawsuit.

Janae Carter's children, Princess and Prince Carter, died in late November when Fredrick McFarland crashed into her car while trying to get away from police.

Janae and the children's father, Terrence Barker, were also seriously hurt in the crash. Barker later passed away.

According to court records, the lawsuit lists McFarland and the City of Evansville as the defendants.

In court documents, Carter claims McFarland's operation of his vehicle that led to a chase by Evansville police and ended in a crash was negligent. As a result, Prince and Princess Carter were killed.

Carter also claims the City of Evansville as well as Evansville police "knew or should have known that pursuing McFarland would recklessly endanger citizens and residents of Vanderburgh County."

Evansville police have said the pursuit of McFarland met department guidelines.

We'll have more on this story later today on 14 News.

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