$2 million settlement reached after hit-and-run crash kills couple in New Smyrna Beach
|By Kevin P. Connolly, Orlando Sentinel|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
They were struck by a plumbing van driven by
Kennedy, who has a long list of traffic infractions, told authorities he thought he had hit a deer.
The front end of his work van was smashed, a headlight was broken and the windshield was shattered and had a hole in it.
Kennedy was arrested on charges of leaving the scene of a fatal accident and driving with a suspended license.
Kahle and Dejarnette were on foot after abandoning her older-model Buick on
They were thrown about 200 feet after the crash.
They were left in the grass along the shoulder of the road.
A man riding a scooter later spotted their bodies.
The insurance company that covered Kennedy paid its policy limits of
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