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Insurance Firm to Pay Settlement in Saint Patrick's Day 2006 Accident

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After six years in the courts, a family member confirms that an insurance company will pay over three million dollars to the estates of two women killed in a head on collision in Erie County on Saint Patrick's Day 2006.

Four people died in the two car accident on Route 97 in Summit Township.   Investigators determined that the driver at fault 22-year-old Jacob Latta had a blood alcohol three times the legal limit. He and passenger Matthew Maisner both from the Waterford area died.

In the other car, Heidi Spicer and Megan Watson were also killed, but Spicer's young daughters in the back seat survived.

The lawsuit sought to hold the former bar Peccadillo's on East 10th Street in Erie responsible for tossing Latta and his friend out of the bar instead of calling police or a cab.

Insurance company Penn-America is expected to pay 1.5 million to each woman's estate and another 700 thousand dollars apiece to each of Spicer's daughters.

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