Survivor of I-15 plane crash to file lawsuit after investigation is complete

Posted at 6:42 PM, Jul 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-06 22:07:06-04

A man who survived after a plane crashed into his car on I-15 says he is prepared to file a lawsuit after the full investigation is complete.

Jason Soule stood in his living room holding the shattered derby helmet that once protected his head.

"It's a symbol of that day," he said.

The helmet is now in pieces from the plane crash on the I-15 Freeway in Fallbrook, like many aspects of Soule's life.

"The next thing I know, I'm sitting on the dirt in front of the car like 'holy crap is that an airplane sticking out of the car?'"

The crash killed 38-year-old Antoinette Isbell. The group of four roller derby skaters were headed to LA to compete on April 2.

"In the trauma center they opened me up and put two plates and 14 screws on my scapula," he said.

Soule spent the weekend in surgery.

Soule is a scuba diver. He makes a living doing mechanical maintenance on yachts. He needs his shoulder to get back to normal, so he can get back in the water.
"I'm not sure how it is going to affect me or if I'm ever going to be the same," he said tearfully.

His lawyer is prepared to file a lawsuit when investigators point a finger, but in the meantime he's pulling from retirement funds and counting on a GoFundMe account.

Although the pilot Dennis Hogge has no insurance or registration, none of this has hardened Soule's heart.
"I don't like to hold hate in my heart," he said.