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Jury awards $2.9M in suicide case against children’s home

A Philadelphia jury awarded $2.9 million to the father of a 16-year-old girl who committed suicide in 2015 while she resided at the Bethany Children’s Home in western Berks County, according to court documents.

The girl, Carley Long, was struck by a Norfolk Southern freight train in May 2015 in Heidelberg Township, about a mile from the Bethany campus. The Berks County coroner’s office ruled the death a suicide.

A wrongful death lawsuit filed  by her father, Calvin Long of York, accused Bethany Children’s Home of negligence for not properly supervising Carley, resulting in her leaving the campus.

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