Multimillion dollar settlement in fatal midstate test drive crash

Written by The Associated Press | May 31, 2013 11:36 AM
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(Philadelphia) --The family of a midstate man killed during a test drive with an intoxicated salesman has settled a lawsuit for $4.3 million.

Former salesman Michael Hershey is in prison for the December 2010 crash in Lancaster County, which killed 48-year-old Jon Jensen and injured his 20-year-old son.

The car dealership, Imports of Lancaster County, will pay $1.3 million. A mulch supplier whose truck allegedly caused Hershey to swerve will pay another $3 million.

Landyshade Mulch Products and the car dealership deny many of the suit's allegations.

The judge who sentenced Hershey to up to 14 years in prison called the Landisville man "a disaster waiting to happen," given his drinking problem and prior driving violations.

Jensen of Leola had been a health administrator at the York County Prison.

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