Family of Woman Killed by Inmate Driver to Receive Millions


Officials have agreed to pay $2 million to the family of a Lincoln woman who was struck and killed by a state prison van driven by an inmate.

The settlement will go to the husband and son of 47-year-old Joyce Meeks who was killed in the crash on June 25.

The inmate driver, Jeremy Dobbe was seen speeding and swerving erratically before he struck Meeks' vehicle.

Dobbe was transporting inmates as part of a state work-release program.

The lawsuit by Meeks' husband and son alleges that Dobbe was under the influence of some intoxicating substance.