$5.8M settlement in Calif. off-road race crash
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
SANTA ANA, Calif. — A lawyer says an agreement has been reached to pay $5.8 million to the families of eight people killed and 12 injured in a California desert off-road race crash.
Attorney Katherine Harvey-Lee said Wednesday an agreement was reached in mediation with federal government lawyers.
Harvey-Lee says the agreement still must be approved by the Department of Justice and signed off by a judge. She says she represents three injured spectators and the father of one of those killed.
Under the agreement, she says the Bureau of Land Management would pay $4.825 million and race organizers and promoters would pay their $1 million insurance policy limit.
A message was left for the BLM seeking comment.
The crash occurred in 2010 when a truck crashed through spectators at a desert race.