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tc041815An Agoura Hills woman who lost her husband in a fiery Corvette crash in Santa Clarita last April is now suing the estate of the driver’s family for negligence.

Gayle Silva, 62, who lost her 69-year-old husband Ray Silva when the car he was riding in crashed into a tree, filed a lawsuit against the estate of Lloyd Farber and his widow Judith Thursday. Farber and her husband were co-owners of the 2014 Corvette that her husband was driving, according to the Los Angeles Superior Court documents.

Silva was riding passenger in the Corvette when Farber lost control and slammed into a tree, ensuing in a fiery crash the morning of April 20 near Bouquet Canyon Reservoir in Newhall.

The suit alleges that Farber was driving at high, unsafe speeds and that he deliberately turned off the Corvette’s traction control system, making the car unstable and unsafe.

Farber sustained fatal third degree burns to his entire body and died from his injuries at the scene. Silva also died in the fire.

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17 Comments

  1. Don’t be disgustingly greedy!! Have some consideration for the widow like yourself. My gosh!

  2. Chris Townsley says:

    Nope – I guess ignorance of the law and reality is bliss in this particular case. The reality is that this is SOLELY about insurance money. You have to sue the individual or estate in order to get the insurance company who is playing games here to pony up for their insured (and deceased) driver’s negligence. The greedy insurance company that is involved doesn’t want to fairly compensate the family of the deceased, non-negligent passenger Mr. Silva apparently

  3. I love Corvettes. Respect the power!

  4. Sheila Lopez Sheila Lopez says:

    They probably have to sue to prove negligence to get the ins to cover the passenger

  5. Frankie E says:

    Freakin lawyers. Look, the guys were out having a good time and crashed. Was alcohol involved? Maybe, but regardless , they were friends and drove something beyond their capabilities. You can’t tell me the passenger was screaming ” stop! Stop!! Oh god Wat are you doing??”
    This is lawyers feeding off emotions of grieving spouse

  6. Mindy Ann was this when you were first on scene?

  7. Ann Hustis Ann Hustis says:

    Greedy shame on you

  8. Pete Neild says:

    Absolutely the Insurance companies are declining coverage. These guys are in my peer group, and the driver was “showing off”. I also have a C7 and the performance is VERY tempting. You have the responsibility to maintain control as a driver. Turning off Traction Control is a very intentional act. Any C7 driver SHOULD know what it does, and it’s intention. There are a plethora of advisories when and when not to use it. And hill cruising on pubic access roads is NOT one of them.

  9. How did you got that pixchr

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