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Attorney David Chapman Files Lawsuit Against Minnesota State Patrol on Behalf of Kvalvog Family Following Sons' Tragic 2015 Death

News Conference Detailing Case set for Thursday July 15th in Moorhead


West Fargo, ND (July 13, 2021) – Attorney David Chapman announced today he has filed a lawsuit in United States District Court on behalf of his clients Ray and Kathie Kvalvog. The lawsuit against the Minnesota State Patrol, Park Christian School, former Park Christian School head varsity basketball coach Josh Lee and former head football coach Tim Kerr is for the denial of the Kvalvog’s civil rights in connection with the civil suit regarding a 2015 crash that claimed the lives of their sons, Zachary and Connor Kvalvog.

Complaint Filed – posted here click to read and or download

In the years since the June 23, 2015 crash, more details have come to light about what the legal claim asserts is a conspiracy intended to cover up liability in the crash. One of the alleged co-conspirators is Sargent Rod Eischens of the Minnesota State Patrol. Sgt. Eischens initially placed the blame for the crash on Interstate 94 near Dalton, MN on 18 year-old Zachary. He later placed blame on a phantom semi-tractor and trailer. After Sgt. Eischens testified under oath at both his deposition and trial, it was revealed that he and his family have close personal relationships with the top administrators at Park Christian School in Moorhead, MN.

“Ray and Kathie have been through so much with the loss of their sons. They have labored under grief over their loss and that has been compounded by attempts to stop them getting answers. They never expected to struggle with the Minnesota State Patrol to get an accurate account on the record of how the crash occurred,” said Chapman.

Kvalvog Family News Conference – Save the Date

Who: Ray & Kathie Kvalvog & Attorney David Chapman

What: News Conf to chronicle details of complaint served against MN State Patrol, Park Christian School, Former PCS coaches Josh Lee & Tm Kerr.

Where: Travel Lodge in Conference Room - 3027 S Frontage Rd, Moorhead, MN 56560

When: Thursday, July 15th @ 11:30am

Complaint posted here

The lawsuit alleges the crash reconstruction report was intentionally misleading and inaccurate as are many of the statements which have been made under oath by Sgt. Eischens. In addition, the lawsuit contends Eischens wrote a report in a fashion that deflected attention from his friends at Park Christian School. The suit alleges that because Sgt. Eischens had close ties with the top leaders of Park Christian School it was his desire to protect his close family friends.

“Our suit alleges that Sgt. Eischens could not and would not say anything that may place blame on his friends at Park Christian School even though his statements were seemingly against all common sense and State Patrol advisories,” said Ray Kvalvog.

About Attorney David Chapman:

David Chapman is an attorney practicing in Fargo, ND. For more information, please visit


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