Lawsuit settled in big-rig crash in California
The Southern California woman that hung perilously in a crumpled vehicle — her two young daughters in the backseat — from a bridge’s edge near Buellton has settled a civil lawsuit for $1 million against the Arroyo Grande trucking company whose driver caused the wreck.
Kelli and Jason Groves, of San Juan Capistrano, filed the complaint last year against R and R Auto Wrecking Inc. and the estate of Charles Allison Jr. The couple’s daughters, Sage and Mylo, also were named in the litigation.
Allison, a Grover Beach resident, was the driver of the empty 18-wheeler gravel truck that caused the collision. He died in the Jan. 12, 2012, fiery crash.