Firefighter Legal Cases: $1.57M Settlement in Deadly OH Crash

Relatives of a man killed in a crash with a volunteer firefighter and the young woman who survived agreed this week to settle their claims against the firefighter and the Portage (OH) Fire District for $1.57 million.

The Toledo Blade reports (http://bit.ly/PCmAwp) that John and Maureen Huffman, parents of Ian Huffman, 24, who died in the July 16, 2010, crash, and the victim’s girlfriend, Olivia Duty, 22, of Woodville, who was driving the car, filed the wrongful-death and personal-injury lawsuit last year in Ottawa County Common Pleas Court against Timothy Johnson and the Portage Fire District.

In July, Johnson, 43, of the Oak Harbor area, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of negligent vehicular homicide and attempted negligent vehicular homicide. Last month, retired Ottawa County Common Pleas Judge Paul Moon sentenced him to nine months in jail and suspended his driver’s license for three years.

Read more about this case at http://bit.ly/PCmAwp.

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