$5.8M settlement in off-road crash

Updated: December 18, 2013, 3:50 PM ET
Associated Press

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 BLLM seeking comment.

The crash occurred in 2010 when a truck crashed through spectators at a desert race.


Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press

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