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Ruling In Wrongful Death Suit Involving Ottawa Dentist

Posted by wlpo on March 2, 2013

The widow of an Ottawa dentist killed while riding his bike has won a six figure lawsuit.

A jury Thursday in La Salle County decided 76-year old Everett Olmstead of Earlville caused the death of Dr. John Harbeck because Olmstead hit Harbeck with his grain truck after an improper pass. Harbeck’s widow was awarded 804 thousand dollars in the wrongful death lawsuit.

Olmstead hasn’t been given jail time for the fatal crash just ordered to pay fines and court costs.

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