The Western Observer is reporting the amount paid in the wrongful death suit filed by the wife of William Woodruff has been disclosed.
Carla Woodruff filed a suit against Frontier Chemical, the company that owned the truck involved in the accident that killed Taylor County Deputy Sheriff William Woodruff.
The suit was settled out of court on July 29 for the amount of $5,900,000.
08/14/13 4:20 p.m. Update
Frontier Chemical, the company that owned the truck involved in the accident that killed Taylor County Deputy Sheriff William Woodruff, has settled out of court in a lawsuit for wrongful death filed by Woodruff's wife.
The driver of the truck, David Hugo Lowenstern, is charged with criminal negligent homicide in Jones County.
Lowenstern was crossing highway 277 when Woodruff ran into the back of the 18-wheeler. His trial is set for October.
Damages paid were put into a trust fund for Woodruff's daughter, who, according to paperwork in the lawsuit, received life changing injuries.
08/14/13 Original Story
A trial has been scheduled in October in Anson for a truck driver who was involved a deadly traffic accident back in January.
Off-duty Taylor County Deputy Sheriff William Woodruff died when his pickup ran into the trailer of an 18-wheeler.
The crash happened on U.S. Highway 83/Highway 277 about one mile north of Abilene.
As the driver crossed, he stopped in the median to allow south-bound traffic to clear, leaving the trailer in the north-bound lane.
Woodruff's 6-year-old daughter was critically injured in the acciden
The DPS reports that the driver of the semi-truck was attempting to make a turn and the tanker trailer was still in the roadway.
Woodruff apparently didn't see it in time to stop and died at the scene.