Parents Win $10.5M Verdict in Dallas ‘Monster Truck’ Death

By Nomaan Merchan | February 22, 2013

The parents of a 23-year-old woman killed when she was struck by a “monster truck” in a Dallas “gentlemen’s club” parking lot have won a $10.5 million civil verdict against the driver and the club.

A Dallas civil jury reached a verdict in favor of Gary McKenzie and Karen McDonald, parents of Kasey McKenzie. Kasey McKenzie died in March 2011 after she was run over by an SUV elevated on “monster” tires. The driver of the truck, Eric Crutchfield, was drunk.

Attorneys for McKenzie’s parents say workers at the Spearmint Rhino club gave Crutchfield alcohol even though it was clear he was already intoxicated.

Crutchfield pleaded guilty to manslaughter and got three years in prison.

An attorney for the Spearmint Rhino did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

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  • February 22, 2013 at 6:30 pm
    Mark says:
    The TABC training is just a quick online course that costs, I believe, $20. Anyone can do it online. I'm sure they will get policy limits from the auto, GL, and liquor liabili... read more
  • February 22, 2013 at 2:16 pm
    Agent says:
    I doubt they will get much out of the driver other than policy limits and they may do better against the club if they had Liquor Liability, but probably not near the amount aw... read more
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