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SCHERERVILLE | A Schererville law firm reached a $5.9 million settlement against an Edinburgh, Ind., trucking company whose driver was involved in a crash on Interstate 65 that injured two women from Highland and Merrillville.

According to a news release from Tauber Law Offices, the collision occurred in the early morning of Oct. 8, 2012, in Frankfort, Ind., just south of Lafayette. The two women were traveling south to Indianapolis on I-65 when they tried to pass the truck. As they passed the truck, the truck driver, Anthony N. Tatman, drifted across the center line and struck the car, according to a news release from the law firm. The vehicle flipped multiple times and ended in the northbound lanes.

Tauber attorneys presented evidence that Tatman may have fallen asleep at the wheel as he neared the end of an 11-hour shift. Evidence also established Tatman repeatedly falsified log books and drove over the federally mandated hours of service prior to the collision, the release states.

The driver of the vehicle suffered permanent and disabling injuries, including a fractured neck and a traumatic brain injury. Her passenger suffered a fractured pelvis.

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