Cross country runner's death case settled

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In his review of settlements and verdicts involving sports injuries and fatalities, Herndon and Reston area athlete’s lawyer Doug Landau noted that a settlement was reached over a student’s drowning during a cross country run. Landau was sent notification that Oklahoma City will settle a lawsuit with the family of a local student who drowned while on a run near the Lake Overholser Dam on the North Canadian River.

According to the report in NewsOK, the runner and his high school cross country team were attempting to cross a flooded area on a city trail when the decedent slipped and feel into deep water, where he drowned. The suit claimed the city should have fenced off the trail and put up warning signs to keep people out. The settlement will total $50,000.

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