Wife of Barker's Assistant Sues over Crash

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LOS ANGELES (AP) _ The wife of Travis Barker's assistant has
sued over the South Carolina plane crash that killed her husband
earlier this year.

Otilia Villar Baker, wife of Chris Baker, sued several aviation companies and the estates of two pilots in Los Angeles, alleging negligence and wrongful death. The lawsuit was also filed Tuesday on behalf of the Bakers' young son, Sebastian.

The suit claims the companies contributed to the Sept. 19 crash that also killed the two pilots and Barker's bodyguard. Barker and musical collaborator Adam Goldstein, known as DJ AM, were severely injured.

The suit seeks damages for pain and anguish Baker suffered before his death, loss of earnings, companionship, repayment of funeral and other costs.

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