One of two civil lawsuits filed against former OPP Sgt. Darryl Storey has been dismissed.
The family of Jasmine Veneruzzo, 18, who was killed in a collision at the intersection of Twin City Crossroads and Highway 11/17 in 2008, had filed a lawsuit against Storey and the province of Ontario alleging that Veneruzzo’s death was caused by the negligence of the defendants.
The claim, filed on behalf of the teen’s parents, siblings and grandmothers, was seeking $3 million in damages.That suit was dismissed in November, 2015, after a confidential settlement was reached.
The fatal crash occurred on Dec. 3, 2008, just before 10 a.m. when Storey was test-driving an unmarked OPP cruiser along Highway 11-17.
He collided with Veneruzzo, who was driving a yellow Pontiac Sunfire, when she turned off of Twin City Crossroads onto the highway.
Storey was charged with criminal negligence causing death and dangerous driving causing death.
During Storey’s 2012 trial, the court heard Storey told an ER doctor he was driving the cruiser about 200 kilometres per hour and estimated he struck Veneruzzo’s car travelling about 100 km/h.
He pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death and was sentenced to two years in prison.
A second lawsuit was filed against Storey in July, 2015, on behalf of Veneruzzo’s parents and siblings alleging the former officer published comments on Facebook in late June and early July, 2015, referring to the collision and Veneruzzo’s death.The lawsuit is seeking about $800,000 in damages for libel and slander, intentional infliction of mental distress and nervous shock and intrusion upon seclusion as well as punitive, exemplary and aggravated damages.
That lawsuit is still ongoing.http://www.chroniclejournal.com/news/lo ... 940d0.html