Southeast Missouri Woman Awarded $20 Million In Wrongful Death Lawsuit
STEELE, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Missouri woman has been awarded $20 million in a wrongful death lawsuit filed after her husband died in a collision with a train in 2012. A jury returned the verdict in favor of Sherry Spence against BNSF Railway. Scott Spence died in a collision with a BNSF train in October 2012 on a rural Stoddard County road. Court records indicate the crossing had only a railroad crossing sign.