Mechanicsburg, PA: (May-15-08) The estate of Carol L. Hoy brought a personal injury lawsuit against Van C. Baker, 19, of Warrenton, VA, after a crash that resulted in the death of the Mechanicsburg woman. Records of the traffic accident reveal that Carol Hoy, 57, was a passenger in a minivan driven by her husband, George, when it was hit broadside by a car in Manassas, VA, on June 10, 2006. The accident killed Carol, leaving George Hoy and Carol Hoy’s 79-year-old aunt, Nellie Dorn, injured. The suit showed that Carol Hoy was a school aide in the Mechanicsburg district for 13 years. A scholarship fund was created in her honor through the Mechanicsburg Area Foundation, following her death.
The car that caused the accident was driven by Baker, who was charged with involuntary manslaughter, following police reports that showed that he had been speeding and had run a red light. As part of a settlement reached with the insurance carriers for Hoy and Baker, a proposed $400,000 deal was made with the estate of Carol L. Hoy. Under the terms of the tentative deal, Baker’s insurer, Nationwide, will pay $300,000 and $100,000 will come from the Hoys’ insurer, Erie Insurance.
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