- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

DENVER (AP) - A jury has returned a $1 million judgment against an 89-year-old driver charged in a fatal hit-and-run crash in Denver.

The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/ZxjccO ) the jury found Marshall Smith at fault in the Jan. 9 death of 63-year-old Leanna Hund. Hund’s estate was awarded $60,000 in economic damages, $340,000 for pain and suffering and $600,000 in punitive damages.

Hund was in a crosswalk when she was hit and dragged 20 feet on Colorado Boulevard near East Exposition Avenue.

Witnesses led police to Smith’s vehicle, which was found at his south Denver home. He faces a criminal charge of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.

The criminal case against the man is ongoing.


Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com



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