Family of victim in military crash sues government

Family of victim in military crash sues government

By Star-Advertiser Staff

POSTED: 08:08 p.m. HST, Aug 10, 2010

The family of a woman who died in a head-on collision with a military vehicle in Hauula nearly two years ago is suing the federal government.

Vicki Norman, 57, died Oct. 23, 2008 when the minivan she was driving crashed into a seven-ton troop transport on Kamehameha Highway.

Her children filed a civil lawsuit in federal court yesterday.

Police said the military vehicle crossed the center line.

The driver, 21-year-old Kaneohe Marine Eric Wycklendt, pleaded no contest in May to third-degree negligent homicide. He faces up to a year in jail when a state judge sentences him when he returns from an overseas deployment in January.

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