Idaho Supreme Court Upholds Lower Court’s Wrongful Death Verdict
In May 2013, the jury concluded that Carey School driver’s education instructor Jeffrey Mecham was negligent in the death of 15-year-old Austin Hennefer.
Hennefer was killed on October 26, 2010, after the driver’s education car was hit by an oncoming vehicle while taking a 180-degree turn on a narrow road. In its verdict, the jury awarded a compensation of $3.5 million to the victim’s family.
Recently, the Idaho Supreme Court has upheld the lower court’s verdict, thus rejecting the appeal filed by Blaine County School District.