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Company settles lawsuit by family of crash victim

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Associated Press

A company that transports the disabled has settled a lawsuit with the family of a woman passenger killed in a Chicago crash.

The family of Ella Mae Williams will receive $2.7 million from SCR Medical Transportation Paratransit Services.

The 58-year-old Williams, a diabetic who required a wheelchair, was killed in March 2013 when the SCR van she was riding in hit a light pole. According to the lawyer for Williams' family, the driver, LeRoy Stevenson, claimed he swerved to avoid a pedestrian. However, the dash-cam video appears to show Stevenson falling asleep at the wheel before the crash.

SCR holds a contract with PACE. In a statement, PACE officials extended their "deepest sympathies to the friends and family of Ms. Williams."

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