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A Florida County and Its Sheriff’s Office Will Pay a $6.3 Million Settlement After Deputy Crash Left Woman Disabled

St. Johns County Commissioners on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a $6.3 million settlement for a lawsuit that was filed following a 2019 crash involving a St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office deputy.

The 2020 lawsuit was filed by Julia “Jenny” Perez.

FHP said Deputy Brandon Hetzler was attempting to make a U-turn when two motorcycles, one of which was being driven by Perez, hit the front of his marked patrol car. Perez and Thomas Eiland, who was driving the other motorcycle, were both thrown off and injured.

Read the source article at News4JAX

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