By: E&P Staff
Rebecca “Becca” Annitto, a girl from Princeton Borough, N.J., who appeared in the movie “Little Miss Sunshine ” — she was the niece of co-producer Peter Saraf — died at the age of 14 in a traffic accident in September 2005. Yesterday, reports The Times of Trneton, her family filed a wrongful death lawsuit.
The film was dedicated to Annito. She appeared in two scenes but died before its premiere last year.
The family says three drivers involved in that accident were negligent — including the 17 year old driving the car that carried Annitto. Rebecca was the only one killed in the crash on a rain-slicked road.
No criminal charges were filed at the time.
The lawsuit is filed on behalf of William Annitto, who is Becca’s father and administrator of her estate, and “asks for a jury trial and seeks unspecified compensatory damages but no punitive damages from all defendants,” the paper reports.