The truck driver pled guilty to five counts of first-degree vehicular homicide and was sentenced to five years in prison followed by five years of probation.
The trucking company who employed the driver settled other lawsuits with the family members of the women killed in the crash, as well as the other survivor of the accident.
According to the report, the woman who survived suffered a traumatic brain injury that still causes health problems two years after the accident. She also experiences anxiety and mental stress related to the accident, and her roommate testified that she suffers nightmares and a fear of death following the accident.
The trucking company reportedly offered to pay her medical bills, along with a “fair amount” of compensation, however, the parties were unable to agree on a settlement figure. The jury in the case voted unanimously on a $15 million verdict.