A third family has publicly settled a death case from the Nov. 21, 2016, crash on Talley Road that involved 37 Woodmore Elementary School children.
Diamond Brown and her child's father, Antoine Armour, accepted a "good and valuable consideration" from Durham School Services on April 30 for the death of D'Myunn Brown, 6, according to records in Hamilton County Circuit Court.
Those records do not disclose a settlement amount.
Durham School Services is the Illinois-based corporation that employed driver Johnthony Walker at the time of the crash and provides the majority of Hamilton County's school bus service. It's now defending several personal injury, negligence and wrongful death lawsuits filed by families, educators and loved ones who say Durham should have done something about the numerous complaints against driver Johnthony Walker, 25, before the crash.
In February, a jury found Walker guilty of speeding and using his cellphone in the moments leading up to the crash. Jurors also convicted Walker of six counts of criminally negligent homicide, 11 counts of reckless aggravated assault and six counts of assault.
Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge Don Poole sentenced him to four years in prison last month, explaining that Walker didn't meet the criteria for a "dangerous offender" that would justify a harsher punishment.
Durham doesn't comment on pending civil litigation, but court records show the company has settled nine cases since the 2016 crash, and more are coming. In addition to Brown's resolution, two more injury lawsuits have "settlement approval" dates on Monday with Circuit Court Judge J.B. Bennett, records show.
With her settlement, Brown joins two other mothers who've publicly resolved their death cases against Durham. All six mothers who had children die in the crash are seeking settlements from the company.
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