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Therapist's Widow Reaches Settlement with Driver in Fatal Crash

Therapist's Widow Reaches Settlement with Driver in Fatal Crash



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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- The widow of a controversial therapist who died in a car crash will settle her lawsuit with the driver of the truck that collided with her husband's car.

Larry Van Bloem, who used holding therapy in his work with abused children at the Cascade Center for Family Growth, died in the December 2004 crash in Eagle Mountain. He was attempting a left hand turn at the time of the crash.

His wife, Sandra, sued the driver and 18 other defendants, saying the city, a housing development under construction and others were responsible because a large advertising sign for new homes blocked the view of oncoming traffic. The sign came down the day after the accident.

No details of the settlement were released. It doesn't stop the other lawsuits.

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Information from: Deseret Morning News

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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