GM will pay $150,000 to the widow of a passenger who died in a 2010 crash that claimed the life of her husband, according to documents filed with a federal court in Virginia.
The documents, which were obtained by Axios on Tuesday, include an agreement to settle a civil lawsuit brought against the automaker by a man who died after he was hit by a car driven by the wife of a driver who was on the highway in 2010.
The agreement calls for a payment of $150 per month in addition to a $50,000 civil penalty.
The automaker also agreed to pay for legal fees, a $1,000 cash gift and an unspecified amount of “other expenses” related to the lawsuit.GM will also pay $10,000 per month to the driver’s widow, the documents state.
A federal jury in 2013 found that the accident that killed John Pemberton was “reckless and negligent,” according to a statement of facts included in the documents.
Pemberson was struck and killed by a 2002 Acura Integra driven by his wife, Karen, who was wearing a seatbelt.
Karen Pemberter had been driving the Integra when the accident happened.
She was driving with her son, John, and a second passenger.
John Pembert was driving the car, according for a 2010 deposition that was made public by the family of a woman killed in a hit-and-run crash in 2012.
John was also a driver for a Chevrolet dealer in North Carolina, according the deposition.GM’s attorneys told the court in the settlement agreement that the automaking company has “failed to address the root cause of this tragic accident.”
The documents said the settlement includes “all remedies that can be available to recover the driver, including, but not limited to, punitive damages, restitution, compensation for loss of income, medical expenses, and compensatory damages.”GM has not said how much it paid.