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.