Parents of girl killed in Texas City big rig wreck awarded $6.7M settlement

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

The parents of a Texas City girl killed by a big rig driver will be getting a large settlement.

A jury found driver Hector Pena and a trucking company at a fault for the death of 11-year-old Christina Lopez. The jury awarded Lopez's family $6.7 million in damages.

In September of last year, Lopez was waiting for a school bus when an 18-wheeler came along and hit her.

Her parents released a statment Tuesday night, saying they hope the verdict will cause trucking companies to stress safety over profit.

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