Family receives $12 million verdict in fatal 2010 crash

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Jury faults road builder, driver

By Mike Wright

INVERNESS — A jury on Wednesday awarded $12 million to an Inverness family whose loved one died in a 2010 traffic crash on County Road 491 in Beverly Hills.

In doing so, the jury placed 55 percent of the blame with the Citrus Springs woman whose Ford Explorer crashed with Katherine Wheeler’s minivan, and 45 percent with D.A.B. Constructors Inc., the Inglis-based road builder whose resurfacing project was the focal point of the plaintiff’s case.

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