Moments before jury selection was set to begin, the parties involved in a wrongful death suit surrounding the demise of Charlotte, North Carolina resident Kay Plyer announced that a settlement had been reached.
In March 2008, Plyer was driving her personal vehicle home from a shopping trip with her teen daughter when a tree fell on the car. Plyer was crushed and killed in the incident, while her daughter sustained serious but non-fatal injuries.
The lawsuit that was brought in the case charged that city authorities had documented the tree’s decaying root system in the past and were aware of the potential danger to passing motorists.
Although the dollar amount of the settlement will remain confidential, attorneys for Plyer’s survivors say that the amount should be sufficient to help the victim’s daughter defray most of her college expenses.
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