The parents of a 10-year-old girl killed in a fiery church bus crash say they have offered to give up a settlement from Ford Motor Co. if the automaker agrees to recall and modify its older school buses.

"If someone was ever injured or killed in a similar accident, and we hadn't done everything we could to prevent it from happening again, we couldn't live with ourselves," said James Nunnallee, whose daughter, Patricia, died May 14 with 26 others on the Radcliff Assembly of God church bus.

"People might think we're crazy, but it doesn't bother us."

When the church's bus was struck by an allegedly drunken driver heading the wrong way on Interstate 71, the gas tank was punctured, and smoke from the ensuing fire that spread rapidly through the bus was blamed for all 27 deaths.