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October 19, 2017
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Family settles lawsuit of against state of Ohio over 2006 Gallia Co. crash
(2008-03-25)
(WOUB) - The state of Ohio has reached a tentative settlement with the family of a woman who was killed in a fiery crash with two state highway patrol troopers.

The family of 32-year-old Lori Smith would receive $1.1 million under the agreement.

Smith was killed when a state highway patrol car driven by Trooper Joshua Risner collided with her pickup truck
in a 2006 crash in Gallia County.

Sgt. Dale Holcomb, another trooper riding in the vehicle, was also killed.

Smith's family had claimed that Risner was speeding and had improperly activated his emergency lights just before the 2006 crash.

The final settlement has not yet been filed in court. The two sides have signed a confidentiality agreement.
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