The family of a man crushed to death by a World War II-era tank is suing the Jelly Belly chairman and the tank driver over the accident last summer on the candy maker's California estate.
The lawsuit, filed last week in California Superior Court, claims negligence and wrongful death after Kevin Wright, a 54-year-old contractor, was run over on Aug. 22.
The accident occurred at Jelly Belly chairman Herman Rowland Sr.'s "Tank Barn" in Fairfield, east of Napa, where the fourth-generation jelly bean tycoon restores historic military vehicles.
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Jelly Belly could not immediately be reached for comment.