South Carolina Crash Victim’s Family Settles for $3 Million

November 19, 2009

The family of a South Carolina man killed when another man drove his Maserati into a home has settled a civil case for $3 million.

The Greenville News reported that a probate judge has approved the settlement between Greenville businessman John Ludwig and the estate of 62-year-old Frederic William Bardsley III.

Ludwig was ordered to serve three years probation and perform 500 hours of community service earlier this week after he pleaded guilty to reckless homicide. Ludwig had been charged with murder before agreeing to plead guilty to the lesser charge.

The settlement approved by Probate Judge Deborah Faulker gives Bardsley’s estate $1 million from Ludwig’s car insurance company and $2 million from Ludwig’s former company.

The Bardsley’s family attorney would not talk about the settlement.

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