At the end of 2010, the defendents paid $625,000 to settled the wrongful death case involving the other person to die in the car crash, 35-year-old Ramiro Vicente-Atjun.
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The fatal accident took place on the southbound lanes of I-81 when the tractor-trailer slammed into the rear of the victims’ compact car, leaving both men dead at the scene. The truck driver was charged with misdemeanor improper driving and fined $500. As part of the wrongful death settlements, the trucking company did not admit liability in the big rig wreck.
Vicente’s four-year-old daughter will receive the settlement monies in installments over the next 40 years.