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Lawsuit In 2007 Crash Settled

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WOLCOTT, Conn. (AP) _ Officials say a lawsuit over a 2007 crash that killed three Wolcott teenagers has been settled.

Jury selection already had started in the case, filed by the parents of 17-year-old driver Anthony Apruzzese, his 15-year-old sister Jessica, and 14-year-old passenger Tharama Correa’s estate.

They died when their car hit a truck after clipping a boat being towed by a driver for A&S Boats Inc.

The Republican-American reports  the lawsuit was withdrawn Aug. 19, but settlement terms were not disclosed and attorneys would not comment.

Police said Apruzzese’s speed caused the crash. The plaintiffs alleged the boat company’s driver was making an unsafe turn.

They tried unsuccessfully to have the case moved, saying Wolcott-area jurors were exposed to news of Apruzzese’s previous DUI arrest, license suspension and speeding ticket.
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Information from: Republican-American, http://www.rep-am.com

     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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