Judge Orders $15M to Indiana Crash Victim’s Family

December 10, 2010

A federal judge has awarded $15 million to the family of one of four people killed in a 2005 crash on the Indiana Toll Road caused by a truck driver.

District Judge Theresa Springmann found Net Trucking of Burbank, Ill., was negligent by letting Stanislaw Gil drive more than legally allowed and altering log books.

The judge awarded the damages to the wife, son and estate of Dimitry Karpov of Mayfield Heights, Ohio. Karpov was killed when Gil caused the chain-reaction crash near Bristol.

Gil is serving a 14-year prison sentence on reckless homicide convictions.

Court documents say Net Trucking hasn’t responded to the lawsuit for more than a year. Springmann ruled that the company fraudulently transferred assets after the crash.

No current telephone number was listed for Net Trucking.

Information from: The Journal Gazette

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