Couple sues ambulance provider, claims they wouldn't carry son's body
(WBIR) - A Morgan County couple is suing Rural/Metro after they say crews refused to transport their dead son's body.

Charles Phillips, 24, died a year ago in a crash on Interstate 40 in Loudon County.
A tractor-trailer hit the back of Phillips' car.

That sent his car crashing into another semi, and all three vehicles caught fire.

In a lawsuit filed Friday, the Phillipses claim witnesses said Rural/Metro refused to transport their son's burned body from the scene.

The witnesses reported at least one Rural/Metro employee said they did not want the body to "stink up the ambulance," the lawsuit alleges.

The Phillipses are asking for $1.5 million in damages.

Rural/Metro said Friday it is unable to comment on this time.