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Family Of Teen Killed In Deadly Wreck Reaches Settlement With City

Posted December 21, 2004 4:06 a.m. EST

— Matthew West's family and the city of Durham reached a $1.7 million settlement.

West, 17, died last year when an officer ran through a flashing red light and hit a jeep West was riding in.

In a plea agreement, Officer Alfred Rodriguez paid a $100 fine. He has since resigned from the department.

Tuesday's settlement is the result of a wrongful death lawsuit the family filed against the city.