MILTON, Fla. (AP) - A Milton woman severely burned last year in an accident involving a go-cart made by a Wisconsin company has died of her injuries.
Jennifer Cowart, 35, was driving a go-cart at Tiki Island Park on Pensacola Beach on June 14, 1992, when the car ran onto a rail on a curve, flipped and burst into flames.
The mother of two daughters was still being treated for third-degree burns from head to toe when she died Thursday in the intensive care unit at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, said her lawyer, Martin Levin of Pensacola. Her medical bills exceeded $3 million.
Levin sued last August on her behalf against Tiki Island, Milwaukee-based Johnson Kart Manufacturing, maker of the go-cart, and Chilton Metals of Wisconsin, which made the gasoline tank and cap.
A state investigation of the crash concluded the cap separated from the tank and may have leaked the fuel that ignited the fire. Levin said the go-cart portion of Tiki Island is under new ownership.