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Ala. pays $1M for freak accident that killed Goose Creek mom

(Photo: Alabama Department of Public Safety) (Photo: Alabama Department of Public Safety)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The state of Alabama has paid $1 million to relatives of a South Carolina woman who was killed when a chunk of concrete from a pothole flew through the windshield of a vehicle on Interstate 20 almost a year ago.

State officials confirm to The Associated Press that the money was paid to compensate for the death of Jo Maureen Fisher in the freak accident. It occurred as the 33-year-old woman was traveling through the state with her husband and two young children on their way home to Goose Creek.

No lawsuit or claim was filed. Instead, the state made the payment in a negotiated settlement with the family.

An attorney for the state's risk management fund says it decided to pay the money after an investigation.

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