Chrysler settles lawsuit over van crash

Chrysler settles lawsuit over van crash

LOGAN — A lawsuit over a van crash that killed nine people from Utah State University has been settled.

An order was filed in federal court in Salt Lake City, dismissing DaimlerChrysler Motors from the lawsuit. A settlement has reportedly been reached, but lawyers would not disclose the terms.

Several lawsuits were filed after the crash in September 2005 on I-84 near Tremonton. The lawsuit says that the Dodge van's tire tread peeled off, causing the van to roll. Everyone inside was ejected, and eight USU students and their teacher were killed.

The lawsuit said the Dodge van was defective, including an unsafe center of gravity, dangerous handling, unsafe seatbelt design and unsafe tires.

A lawsuit is still pending against Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

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