Topeka settles lawsuit in 2016 police crash for $335,000
March 14, 2021
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The city of Topeka has settled a lawsuit over a 2016 crash involving a police cruiser that left two people injured, according to a city official.
The city has agreed to pay $335,000 to settle the case, Topeka City Manager Brent Trout told television station KSNT on Monday.
The incident stemmed from an April 2016 crash in which an on-duty officer drove through a red light, reportedly at an excessive speed, and hit a car driven by Jesus Meza. The collision caused the car to roll several times and seriously injured Meza and a passenger, Mayra Meraz.
In 2018, the pair s...