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Parents of electrocuted girl sue traveling carnival operator


February 1, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The parents of a toddler fatally injured at a traveling carnival in Kansas have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the carnival's Missouri-based operator.

The Wichita Eagle reports that Shaun Bartonek and Rheannon Babcock sued Evans United Shows last year in Clinton County Circuit Court in Missouri. Their 15-month-old daughter, Pressley Bartonek, touched an electrically charged fence last May in Wichita and died five days later.

An autopsy report says that a test by an electrical company showed 290 volts coming from the fence. The lawsuit seeks damages of more tha...

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