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Jury Awards $2.2M In Fatal Police Crash

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Clark County jury has awarded $2.2 million to the family of a 47-year-old man who died from injuries he suffered in a crash with a Las Vegas police officer four years ago.

A lawyer for the family of Raymond Yeghiazarian says they’re happy with the district court’s verdict Friday night against the Metropolitan Police Department.

Officer Jared Wicks was pursuing a suspect at high speed without his lights or siren when they crashed at an intersection on Sahara Avenue about 11 p.m. on July 4, 2007.

Yeghiazarian was in a coma for more than three weeks before he died.

Attorney Marc Saggese told the Las Vegas Review-Journal the family had only asked for $250,000 in damages. He says they originally wanted to settle with police but the department refused.


Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com


Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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