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Driver, family reach settlement in fatal Rutland crash

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Jane Outslay Jane Outslay
Christopher Sullivan Christopher Sullivan
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) - The family of a Vermont woman killed in a hit-and-run crash last year has reached a settlement with the driver.

Merrill Outslay of Mendon, the husband of 71-year-old Jane Outslay, sued Christopher Sullivan in Rutland civil court earlier this year.

The 53-year-old Sullivan, former city attorney for Rutland, pleaded not guilty to leaving the scene of a fatal crash and driving under the influence with death resulting.

The Rutland Herald reports both sides agreed to a $260,000 settlement that would end the wrongful death lawsuit in the April 2013 accident.

Matthew Anderson, the family's lawyer, said Sullivan would pay $10,000 with $25,000 coming from Sullivan's insurance company. That represents the maximum amount of his liability coverage.

The remaining $225,000 comes from the Outslays' insurance as an under-insured motorist claim.

Sullivan still faces criminal charges; no date has been set yet for when he will be back in court.

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