The driver responsible for the death of a six-year-old boy and the company he works for has been ordered to pay $32 million to the surviving family members in connection to the 2012 crash.
Court documents indicate that Elijah Straw was just one week shy of his seventh birthday when he was killed in an accident. The family’s vehicle, a Pontiac Vibe was having car trouble while the family was traveling northbound on Route 28, 2012.
The family vehicle was struck by a truck being driven by Kirk Fair of Kittanning. The lawsuit alleged that Fair, who was working for Golon Masonry, had a record of multiple convictions of DUI. Fair also did not possess a valid driver’s license at the time of the fatal accident that cut short Elijah Short’s life.
Investigators said that Fair had plenty of time to avoid the accident but struck the Straw family’s disabled vehicle.… Read More