No. 37749.

69 Wn.2d 78 (1966)

417 P.2d 344

KENNETH C. LOFFLER, Respondent, v. BEN OTTMAR et al., Appellants.

The Supreme Court of Washington, En Banc.

July 21, 1966.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Smith, Smith & Smith, by Del Cary Smith, Jr., for appellants.

James P. Connelly and Cashatt, Williams, Connelly & Rekofke, for respondent.


The tragic ending to a pleasant excursion, when a parked car slipped its brakes and carried a young college student to his death, brings up the question of host-guest relationships. Ben and Evelyn Ruth Ottmar let their son Allen take a car, a 1961 Pontiac Tempest with stick shift and rear-end transmission, to Eastern Washington State College at Cheney, where he and his high school friend, Jim Loffler, were to room...

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