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Maryland Conviction in Fatal Crash Reversed on Insurance Technicality

A West Virginia woman sentenced to a year in jail for a crash that killed a 5-year-old girl has had her conviction reversed because Maryland has no criminal penalty for drivers of uninsured, out-of-state vehicles. The Herald-Mail reports that Washington …

Tracy Morgan Settles Wal-Mart Fatal Crash Lawsuit

Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured. Morgan’s lawyer, Benedict Morelli, said he and Walmart worked diligently to reach the settlement for …

Ohio Construction Company to Pay $4M for Fatal Crash

An appeals court has ruled a Cincinnati construction company must pay $4 million to the family of a Tennessee couple killed when they slammed into the back of a dump truck entering an interstate in a construction zone. A Warren …

Alabama Lawmaker Plans Bill to Protect Bicyclists

An Alabama state senator wants to require drivers to stay three feet away from bicyclists after a recent fatal crash. Republican state Sen. Arthur Orr of Decatur tells the Decatur Daily that he hopes lawmakers will approve a “three-foot bill” …

$400,000 Settlement in New York City Cab Driver’s Death

The family of a Staten Island, N.Y., livery cab driver has settled its wrongful-death lawsuit against a dump truck company for $400,000. The cabbie, Chandana Asoka Sundarawadu, was fatally struck on Jan. 24, 2011 while tending to his disabled vehicle …

‘Dr. Vodka’ Widow Sues Driver in Florida Car Crash

The widow of a New York physician and distilled spirits entrepreneur known as “Dr. Vodka” has filed a lawsuit against the driver of a high-end sports car police say was speeding before a fatal crash. The lawsuit was filed Monday …

Nebraska High Court Rules Farmers Not Liable for Fatal Crash

The Nebraska Supreme Court has affirmed that two farming brothers should not have been found negligent in a 2007 fatal crash where tall corn created a blind intersection. The crash occurred on Oct. 6, 2007, in Saunders County, when two …

Crash Victim Blames Connecticut for Fatal Wreck

Nine years after being severely wounded in the horrific Avon Mountain wreck, Michael Cummings is still fighting to hold the state Department of Transportation responsible for the crash. A dump truck went out of control down the 500-foot hill on …

Fatal Crash Renews Push to Upgrade New Hampshire Bridge

A crash that killed two cyclists in Hampton, N.H., has sparked renewed interest in overhauling the Neil Underwood Bridge. Nineteen-year-old Darriean Hess of Seabrook s is charged with two counts of negligent homicide and two counts of assault in connection …

Lawsuits Filed in Louisiana Road Deaths

Four lawsuits have been filed against Louisiana and Ascension Parish government over the fatal February 2012 crash in which two young girls died. The driver’s two children, 9-year-old Faith Castilaw and 7-year-old Patience Lobell, did not escape a submerged car …