December 19, 2011 – Lexington, Ky. – The widow, of a Lexington police officer who was killed in a hit and run accident, reached a settlement in her civil lawsuit, on Friday, December 16, related to the officer’s death.
WHAS11 reports that the widow, Brandy Durman, and the hit and run driver, Glenn Doneghy, 35, agreed to a confidential settlement.
The original accident happened in April 2010. Durman’s husband, officer Bryan Durman, was on duty at the time investigating a complaint when he was struck and killed by an oncoming SUV. The vehicle then fled the scene.
Police found Doneghy in an apartment a short time after the accident. Doneghy was arrested and first charged with murder, though he was later convicted of second-degree manslaughter.
Doneghy has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his involvement in the accident.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2009 Kentucky Crash Statistics, there were 791 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in Kentucky.
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