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Driver Who Caused Fatal Wisconsin Car Crash Ordered to Pay $70,000

April 11, 2013

April 11, 2013

A 19-year-old woman responsible for causing a Wisconsin Car Crash that claimed the lives of three friends was ordered to pay $70,000 in restitution to the families of the victims.

The Green Bay Press-Gazette stated the crash happened last year when the teen was driving more than 100 mph along Beechnut Road in Campbellsport, Wisconsin. Reports indicate the driver lost control of the vehicle moments before it flipped several times. The impact of the collision killed three teenage girls riding in the vehicle.

The driver was sentenced in November to one-year in jail, along with six-years of probation once she is released and 600 hours of community service.

On Wednesday, a restitution hearing was held where the parents of the victims could ask for reimbursement for expenses incurred as a result of the accident. Some of the costs included funeral and burial expenses, money for time taken from work, and funding for a memorial bench to be installed at each of the victim’s grave sites. The judge hearing the case sided with the families, saying full restitution should be paid considering the families “didn’t ask to be in this situation.”

The Appleton Personal Injury Attorneys at Sigman, Janssen, Stack, Sewall & Pitz recognize how difficult the loss of a loved one to an accident can be. The firm hopes the decision brings some closure to the families of the victims.