Jury Announces Houchin Verdict

By: Stephanie Stang
By: Stephanie Stang

A multi-million dollar jury verdict is announced, finding a garbage company responsible for a Warren County girl's injuries. Thanksgiving Day two years ago 17-year-old Shannon Houchin's car careened into a Monarch Environmental Garbage truck parked in her lane on a Warren County road.

The jury awarded Houchin's family more than $27 million after the family filed suit against the garbage truck's company. The $27 million verdict is one of the largest in the state. Houchin was in a coma for 57 days and still suffers brain damage from the accident. Her attorney, Tyler Thompson, says the settlement will hopefully provide care for the rest of Shannon's life. Appeals are expected to be filed.

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