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State of Nebraska agrees to pay man $225K for 2016 crash

March 13, 2019

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The state has agreed to pay a Lincoln man $225,000 for injuries and damages he received in 2016 when a Nebraska Game and Parks employee crashed into his car in Lincoln.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that a lawyer for Josephus Pickett says Pickett was left with a traumatic brain and other injuries when Lyle Huston ran his state-owned pickup truck into Pickett’s car at a Lincoln intersection.

The crash totaled Pickett’s car and damaged another car in an adjacent parking lot.

Police ticketed Huston for failure to yield. He pleaded guilty and was fined $25.

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Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com

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