$300,000 Settlement to Family of Woman Killed in 2010 Car-Truck Crash

December 21st, 2016

By Dean I. Weitzman, Esq.


The family of a 24-year-old Omaha, Neb., woman who was killed in a 2010 crash when her vehicle slammed into a city maintenance truck while its crew was working on a street has agreed to a $300,000 settlement with the city and the state of Nebraska to resolve their claims.

The settlement between the family of the late Alicia Rea and the city and state was announced in an April 13 report by, the website of NBC Channel 6 in Omaha. Rea died after her Volkswagen automobile violently struck a City of Omaha work truck near North 129th Street and West Maple Road on Oct. 20, 2010, the story reported. The truck was allegedly parked in the roadway and did not have traffic cones or other traffic controls marking its presence, the report continued.

Rea’s family sued the city and state in 2012, alleging that the wrongful death of their daughter was due to the lack of proper traffic controls, orange barrels and signs in the work area she was driving through, the story reported. The family’s lawsuit alleged that the maintenance crew with the truck gave no warning of its presence and of its danger to motorists in the unlabeled work zone.

The lawsuit originally sought reimbursement for Rea’s medical and burial expenses and for an additional $10 million in damages. The victim’s car was wedged under the city maintenance truck by the impact.

The settlement included a $20,000 payment from the state of Nebraska and $280,000 from the City of Omaha, the story reported.

Rea was declared brain dead the day after the crash and was kept alive until her organs could be donated.

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