- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - The family of a woman killed when a tractor-trailer crashed into her car will receive more than $5 million from the company that employed the truck driver, who authorities have said was under the influence of drugs.

NJ.com (https://bit.ly/2o0h2hY) says the agreement was reached through mediation.

The trucking firm, whose name was not disclosed as part of the agreement, will pay Heidi Bennett’s family $5,040,910. The 50-year-old Freehold woman was stopped at a red light on Route 9 in Old Bridge when her car was rear-ended in March 2014.

The 52-year-old truck driver, Stephen Seidl, of Robbinsville, pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide in 2015. He was not injured in the crash.


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