All but one of the six death cases from the Nov. 21, 2016, crash on Talley Road that involved 37 Woodmore Elementary School children have been settled.
Jasmine Mateen and her husband, Qadir Mateen, received a "good and valuable" consideration from Durham School Services on July 26 for the death of 6-year-old Zyaira "Phat Phat" Mateen, according to records in Hamilton County Circuit Court.
Those records do not disclose a settlement amount, or include separate claims for Mateen and her two children who survived the crash but sustained traumatic brain injuries and emotional suffering. Those claims are pending.
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 Schools' bus service. A judge sentenced Walker to four years in prison in April in connection with the crash. Walker has since been charged with aggravated statutory rape in Nashville for admitting to an officer that he had sex five times with a 14-year-old girl while he was out on bond.
Though it does not comment on pending cases, court records show Durham also settled a wrongful death case in May with Demetrius Wilson, whose 8-year-old son, Keonte Wilson, died in the crash. There is only one more pending death case for 9-year-old Cor'Dayja Jones.
Several families, loved ones and Woodmore educators sued Durham after the crash that killed six, and the company has been engaged in settlement with several parties for many months.
The company is still fighting emotional distress suits from Woodmore teachers, arguing that educators who didn't have a blood relative on bus 366 or witness the crash itself don't have a claim.
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