- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 16, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A Pennsylvania man and his former employer have been ordered to pay $32 million to the family of a 6-year-old boy who was killed in a 2012 crash.

An Allegheny County jury on Tuesday found Kirk Fair, of Kittanning, and Golon Masonry Restoration Inc. responsible in the death of Elijah Straw, of Aspinwall.

Authorities said Straw’s family was traveling on Route 28 in May 2012 when their car was hit by Fair’s truck. Elijah Straw died at the hospital.

The family’s attorney Jon Perry says Fair had 20 seconds to change lanes or stop before crashing into the family’s vehicle.

Perry says Golon violated its policy by letting Fair drive a company car with a history of driving under the influence.

Fair pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle and other charges last year.



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