Boy Scouts, Mormon church sued over motorcyclist's death

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A family is seeking unspecified damages from the Boy Scouts and others after two teenagers in a church-sponsored troop cut down a tree that killed a Colorado motorcyclist.

The lawsuit says a 14-year-old and 17-year-old were unsupervised and not permitted to remove live trees when they felled an aspen along State Route 12.

Edgar Riecke died Oct. 11, 2014, when the tree fell on him.

The lawsuit from Riecke's son and two daughters names the Boy Scouts, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Trapper Trails Council, five Scout leaders, the two Boy Scouts and the 14-year-old's parents.

A Trapper Trails Council official said on behalf of the defendants that they extend sympathy to those impacted by the tragic incident but cannot comment on active litigation.

(Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

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