Court Victory for Family of Boy Killed by UHP Car

Court Victory for Family of Boy Killed by UHP Car

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(KSL TV) The Utah Supreme Court has handed a major victory to the family of a young boy who was struck and killed by a Highway Patrol car.

It happened at an intersection in Price in 1998. Michael Kouris, 11, was riding his bike when he was struck and killed by Trooper Courtland Childs.

Childs later admitted consuming large quantities of pain-killers under a doctor's prescription.

A lower court threw out the family's wrongful death suit because of governmental immunity.

But yesterday the Supreme Court reinstated the case.

In addition to the civil suit Childs, is also facing criminal charges.

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