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Widow Of Fayetteville Firefighter Settles Lawsuit With Railroad Company

Posted April 30, 2004 11:40 a.m. EDT

— It took four years, but the widow of a firefighter has finally settled her lawsuit.

David Sharp died in 2000 when an Amtrak train hit the ladder truck he was driving.

Sharp's wife sued CSX Railways, saying it played a role in the crash.

Now, CSX and Sharp agreed to settle out of court. She gets $50,000 and CSX admits no fault.