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COLLEGE/2 OTHERS FOUND LIABLE IN FATAL ACCIDENT $500,000 PAID TO HUSBAND AND CHILDREN

AUTO / MOTORCYCLE / TRACTOR TRAILER INJURY

Houghton College, one of its administrators, and a former Village of Fillmore woman were found financially liable for a fatal accident that occurred during a college student trash pickup project along Route 19.  The verdict followed a two-week trial  The victim was walking to a grocery store on the east side of Route 19.  The fatality occurred when a car tried to pass a truck which was supervising the trash pickup owned by Houghton College on the right side.  The driver struck the back of the truck, then hit the guardrail, straightened out and went 30 feet, striking and killing the victim.