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Rocky Mount fire truck wreck lawsuit settled

Tuesday - 3/4/2014, 8:39am  ET

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (AP) -- A judge has approved a $186,000 settlement of a lawsuit stemming from a wreck that killed two Rocky Mount volunteer firefighters.

Christie Altice-Weaver sued Teri Anne Valentine and the estate of Rocky Mount Fire Chief Posey Dillon. Valentine was driving a vehicle that collided with a fire truck in 2010 as Dillon and Altice-Weaver's father, firefighter William "Danny" Altice, were responding to a call. Both firefighters were killed.

The Roanoke Times reports ( ) that Franklin County Circuit Court Judge William Alexander approved the settlement on Monday.

Last September, a jury found Valentine negligent and cleared Dillon of any negligence. But Alexander ordered a new trial, saying he failed to allow specific testimony from an expert plaintiff's witness. He also said jurors should have awarded damages for sorrow and loss.


Information from: The Roanoke Times,

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