Widow of Train Crash Victim Gets $20 Million in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

autoA jury has awarded $20 million to the widow of Scott Spence, who was killed in a train collision in Stoddard County, Missouri, in October 2012.

53-year-old Spence was killed in a collision with BNSF train on a rural road in Stoddard County.

Following his death, his wife Sherry Spence had filed a wrongful death lawsuit, claiming that the railroad crossing did not have lights, gates or a safe sight distance and the crew was negligent.

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