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State May Settle With Victims of Van Crash

State May Settle With Victims of Van Crash



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(KSL News) -- The state might settle a lawsuit with high school students involved in a car accident.

State leaders recommend paying one million dollars to victims of the crash that killed two students.

State May Settle With Victims of Van Crash

In 2000, a van carrying a high school debate team rolled on I- 15 near Cove Fort. The team's coach was driving.

Salt Lake School District initially paid a maximum settlement of $500,000, which was divided among the families.

State May Settle With Victims of Van Crash

But one student suffers irreversible brain damage, and her medical bills alone have already topped 400 thousand.

State Leaders recommended paying an additional settlement for the victims to split, totaling almost a million dollars.

Yesterday Governor Huntsman approved the final piece of the settlement.

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