- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 1, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The family of a 77-year-old man who died after falling while trying to step onto a deck has agreed to settle its lawsuit against a Seaside vacation condominium.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (https://is.gd/vxX0cg ) that the family of David Lloyd Roach dropped its $4.3 million lawsuit in exchange for $37,500. The civil trial had been set to start last week in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Roach was renting several units in the oceanfront vacation condo complex in August 2013 when he tried to step from the grass onto the deck of one of the units. The deck was 14 inches off the ground. Roach stubbed his toe on the deck, fell backward and struck his head. He died as a result of his injuries.

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Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, https://www.oregonlive.com

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