Judge OKs settlement in S. Carolina plane crash

LOS ANGELES - LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has approved a legal settlement for the wife and young son of former Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker's bodyguard, who was killed in a plane crash.

The settlement with Learjet Inc., Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and other companies involved in the ownership and making of the jet will pay for college for Chris Baker's 3-year-old son and give him more than $17 million over his lifetime.

It also will pay Baker's widow more than $7.6 million. Otilia Baker and her son attended a brief hearing Tuesday before Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mary Strobel.

Baker was killed in a plane crash in Columbia, S.C., in September 2008. The crash killed four people and left Barker and celebrity disc jockey DJ AM seriously injured. DJ AM later died of a drug overdose.

The cause of the crash has yet to be determined.

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