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State to pay $900K settlement in fatal boating investigation

Posted at 5:53 PM, Mar 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-07 17:53:33-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- State officials have agreed to pay $900,000 to the family of a Virginia man who was charged but later cleared in a fatal boating accident.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the settlement between the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and Drew Hall of Martinsville was made final last month.

The agreement came almost a year after a Pittsylvania County judge threw out Hall's conviction on a misdemeanor charge of improper boating because game department officers had withheld evidence that suggested a jet ski driver involved in the accident may have been at fault.