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Police Pursuit Turns Tragic

Bazetta Township, OH: (Mar-25-08) The family of Joseph Robertson brought a wrongful death lawsuit against Bazetta Township, after Robertson died in an accident involving the highway patrol. The suit stated that the 18 year old was killed when his car was struck by a state patrol cruiser in Bazetta Township seven years ago. Per police records and testimonies, the court found that trooper Lee Sredniawa failed to follow pursuit policy when he ran a red light.

Sources close to the case stated that as part of a settlement reached between the two parties, the township agreed to pay the family of Joseph Robertson $1.18 million to resolve the wrongful death allegations. [WFMJ NEWS: COURT UPHOLDS SETTLEMENT FOR DEADLY BAZETTA CRASH]

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Published on Mar-26-08


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