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Family of Amy Locane’s car crash victim land settlement

Former Melrose Place star Amy Locane has agreed to contribute to a $4.8 million (£3.7 million) settlement for the family of the woman killed in a 2010 car crash she caused.
The actress was convicted of vehicular manslaughter and assault with an auto after killing 60-year-old Helene Seeman and seriously injuring her husband, while driving drunk in New Jersey in 2010.
She served two-and-a-half years behind bars, but Helene’s widower launched civil proceedings, arguing the judge presiding over the case had been too lenient in his sentencing.
The judge recently admitted he had given too light a sentence at a new hearing, but decided against sending Locane back to prison – a ruling state prosecutors are currently appealing.
Now NJ.com reports Locane and her estranged husband have reached a financial settlement with the Seemans, paying $1.5 million (£1.1 million) towards the full sum awarded to the family of the deceased. The remainder of the money will be covered by insurance officials working on behalf of Rachel and Carlos Sagebien, the hosts of the party Locane attended before getting into her car to drive home.
Locane, who was more than three times over the legal limit when she got behind the wheel, has called the decision to drive “the biggest mistake I ever made in my life”.
In July (17), she told Entertainment Weekly, “I understand how people would feel animosity toward me… No one is going to feel sorry for me.”
Locane now visits schools to talk about the consequences of drinking and driving.

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