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Teens Family Settles Connecticut Personal Injury Suit

Teens Family Settles Connecticut Personal Injury Suit

The family of a Connecticut teenager killed in a car accident has settled a wrongful death lawsuit against a former police officer and the owner of a tavern where authorities say the ex-officer drank alcohol before the crash.

Court documents obtained by The Associated Press show Henry Dang's family recently settled the lawsuit against former Windsor Locks Officer Michael Koistinen (KOY'-stih-nen), the owner of the Suffield Tavern and Koistinen's father, police Sergeant Robert Koistinen.

Terms of the agreement filed September 14 weren't disclosed. Lawyers in the case didn't immediately return messages.

Authorities say Michael Koistinen was off-duty and driving more than 70 miles-an-hour in a 35 mile-an-hour zone when his car struck the 15-year-old Dang last year in Windsor Locks. Koistinen was fired and now awaits trial on manslaughter and other charges.


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