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Court Upholds Reduced Crash Settlement

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court has upheld a $250,000 award to the family of a Las Vegas man killed when a police officer ran a red light in 2007.

Forty-seven-year-old Raymond Yeghiazarian was waiting to make a left turn on a green light July 4, 2007 when he turned into the path of Officer Jared Wicks.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Wicks was traveling without lights and siren between 58 and 74 mph in the 45 mph zone.

Wicks suffered minor injuries.

A jury in 2011 awarded the family $2.2 million, but a judge reduced that to $50,000 for each family member, saying state law capped actions against state entities.

The family also is seeking more than $7 million against the police department in a federal lawsuit.

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