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Settlement Reached In Cyclists' Deaths

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    Terms of a settlement in a combined civil lawsuit have reportedly been reached between Andrew Schlictemeier and the families of four motorcyclists he killed in August 2009 on Interstate 29 near Little Sioux.
    Schlictemeier was found to have a blood-alcohol level of .373 on the evening of Aug. 9, 2009, after he struck and killed four motorcyclists in a I-29 construction zone. Investigators found marijuana and alcohol in Schlictemeier’s vehicle after the collision.
    The four motorcyclists, Steven Benscoter of Pacific Junction, Dale Aspedon and Dennis Chaney, both of Glenwood, and Jay Bock of Omaha were returning home from a motorcycle rally in Sturgis, S.D., when the collision occurred.
    Schlictemeier admitted fault and pleaded to four counts of vehicular homicide last February. He was sentenced to 50 years in prison.
    The civil suits against Schlictemeier were filed by the victims’ families following the conclusion of the criminal case.