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Settlement reached in civil case against driver

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LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - A settlement has been reached in a wrongful death lawsuit involving the death of a 26-year-old pedestrian.

The Garden Island reports the $1.1 million settlement has been reached in the lawsuit against 83-year-old Robert Wayne Yount, and the civil case will be dismissed.

The Kauai Police Department reported that on March 16, 23013, Yount was driving an SUV when he allegedly hit Jill Garnett of Waimea as she walked along the shoulder of Kaumualii Highway.

Yount also faces criminal charges, including first-degree negligent homicide. But he was found unfit to proceed to stand trial and is in custody at the Hawaii State Hospital.

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