$6M settlement in 2010 fatal train crash

Katie Lunn

March 13, 2012 12:33:54 PM PDT
The family of a dance instructor killed at a University Park train crossing in 2010 settled a wrongful death case for $6 million.

Katie Lunn, 26, was on her way home from a dance competition on April 16, 2010, when the car she was in she was hit by a train. The signal at the railroad track crossing had been de-activated during repairs and had not been turned back on.

Illinois Central Railroad Company and Lunn's estate settled for $6 million late Monday night, on the eve of the trial.

"Our primary focus has been and will continue to be the safety of others and that we will continue to work towards that goal with the hope that future loss of life can be prevented," Jerry Lunn, Katie's father, said through a statement.