WARREN -- A Brookfield trucking company that employed the driver who caused a chain-reaction crash in 2010 that killed three Marine recruits has settled a lawsuit over the matter for slightly less than $2 million, according to attorneys involved in the case.
Nick Strimbu Inc. reportedly used policy limits of $1 million from insurance coverage and agreed to make further payments to the estates of the three recruits and cover other damages claimed by other motorists who were injured.
Several different suits were filed and then consolidated and assigned to Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Andrew Logan.
The combined cases were successfully mediated by court Magistrate Anthony Cornicelli over a two-day period earlier this month.
Attorney Marty White, who represented the estates of two of the recruits, said the settlement in the wrongful death actions still must be approved by Trumbull County Probate Court. Attorney Tom Wilson defended the case.