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Husband of pregnant woman killed in crash sues for millions

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The husband and the son of a pregnant woman who died in a rollover crash in eastern Iowa seek millions in a lawsuit filed against three businesses, including the maker of a tire that blew during the Oregon family's return trip from Chicago two years ago.

Attorneys representing Heriberto Barajas and the 5-year-old boy allege Continental Tire manufactured a tire that was defective.

The chief executive of Continental Tire, the Americas, did not return a message seeking comment Tuesday.

The crash happened in Cedar County, Iowa, as an extended family returned from visiting a relative.

An Iowa State Patrol crash report said eight people were in the 2003 Ford Expedition when a rear tire deflated, causing the driver to lose control.

The lawsuit seeks compensation for medical expenses and emotional distress. Moreover, the suit asks a jury to award Heriberto Barajas up to $3 million for the death of the unborn child.

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