Lawsuit stemming from crash settled

The family of a man fatally injured in a 2007 crash had sued a truck driver and Boise Cascade LLC.

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WALLA WALLA -- A settlement has been reached in a wrongful death lawsuit filed after a fatality traffic collision in the western part of the county in 2007.

Terms of the settlement were not disclosed in a dismissal order signed Monday by Walla Walla County Superior Court Judge Donald W. Schacht after agreement by those involved.

Family members of the crash victim, Carlos Cruz Camargo, claimed in their civil suit that the driver of a wood chipper truck owned by Boise Cascade LLC was negligent when the vehicle struck a motorized foot scooter on which Camargo was riding.

The complaint said Camargo died Oct. 13, 2007, from injuries he suffered early that morning on U.S. Highway 12 in or near Burbank when the truck struck him from behind just east of the Pasco/Burbank bridge. Camargo was on the shoulder of the highway while returning home from Pasco to Burbank, according to the suit filed in October 2010.

The driver, identified as Bryan C. Hancock, and Boise Cascade LLC were listed as defendants. The plaintiffs were Camargo's father, Juan Camargo Lopez, wife, Alicia Hernandez Lopez and daughter, Wendy Alinder Camargo Hernandez.

The suit sought an unspecified amount of money.

Information about any money involved in the settlement is confidential, according to Tom Scribner, a Walla Walla attorney representing Hancock and Boise Cascade LLC.

Scribner also said Tuesday his clients didn't admit any wrongdoing.

Terry McConn can be reached at terrymcconn@wwub.com or 526-8319.

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