Wrongful Death Lawsuit Settled Concerning Highland Park Pedestrian Accident

There has been a settlement of a wrongful death lawsuit filed in the Labor Day 2012 death of Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento, 5, of Highland Park.

According to court records, the details of the settlement of the wrongful death lawsuit filed against 18-year-old Carly Rousso were not made public.

An excerpt from the CBS Chicago article of June 11 titled “Lawsuit Settled In Alleged ‘Huffing’ Crash That Killed 5-Year-Old Girl” :

The lawsuit filed against Rousso accused her of backing over Jaclyn in an attempt to flee. An attorney for Jaclyn’s family has said a local high school student interceded after Rousso struck Jaclyn and her family, and forcibly removed the keys from the ignition.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the CBS Chicago article mentioned above, as well as the Chicago Tribune article of June 11 titled “Civil Suit settled in alleged Highland Park ‘huffing’ death.”

The four previous posts concerning this accident and resulting lawsuit can be seen here.


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