Families of TAMUK students killed in crash suing General Motors

The families of two Texas A&M University-Kingsville students involved in a fatal crash back in February of last year are heading to court for multiple lawsuits.

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - The families of two Texas A&M University-Kingsville students involved in a fatal crash back in February of last year are heading to court for multiple lawsuits.

23-year-old Ebenezer Oloba and 19-year-old Oscar Felipe Fuentes were driving north of Refugio when their car unexpectedly veered off the roadway and into the San Antonio River. The two men suffered significant injuries and ended up drowning inside the car.

Now their families are suing General Motors, Enterprise, Firestone and several other parties.

"They rented a car just like we do every single day. We trust that that vehicle works properly," attorneys said. "We trust vehicles work every single day and when there's something wrong with one, we expect companies to step forward, accept responsibility and correct that measure."

According to the legal team representing the two families, the 2016 Chevy Cruze had several mechanical issues, including a software malfunction that caused it to accelerate unexpectedly.

The families also blame the wreck on a failure in the driver's side front tire rod and a side wheel.

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