Three lawsuits resulting from the North Central Texas College bus crash has been dismissed or settled, according to NBC DFW. The accident occurred in September of 2014 after a bus carrying members of the women’s softball team was struck by a tractor-trailer of I-35. The bus was on its way back from a scrimmage in Oklahoma when it was hit. Four of the softball players onboard were killed: 19-year-old Meagan Richardson, 18-year-old Katelynn Woodlee, 20-year-old Jaiden Pelton, and 20-year-old Brooke Deckard. Richardson’s family settled with the truck driver and his employer in December, while Pelton’s lawsuit and another lawsuit filed by a survivor of the crash were dismissed, but court records do not state why. An investigation into the crash revealed that the driver of the semi-truck was driving at speed of 72-73 mph before drifting into oncoming highway traffic lanes.
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