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Victims of Food Truck Blast, U-Haul Reach $160M Settlement

One plaintiff will get over $69 million

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    Settlement Reached in Food Truck Explosion

    A city record breaking, $160 million civil settlement was reached for the families of the two deceased victims and two others who were severely injured in a 2014 food truck explosion.

    (Published Wednesday, June 27, 2018)

    Several victims of a 2014 food truck explosion in Philadelphia have reached a $160 million settlement with U-Haul, which was accused of refilling the truck's outdated propane tanks.

    Investigators have said food truck owner took her tanks to a U-Haul subsidiary where they were filled despite being old and damaged. The food truck owner and her 17-year-old daughter died from burn-related injuries days after the blast likely caused by a tank leak. Three other people were severely burned and several others were injured.

    U-Haul spokesman Sebastien Reyes says the company maintains they didn't fill the tank involved, but adds the sympathies of everyone at U-Haul are with those affected.

    One plaintiff will get over $69 million; a second will get $54.3 million and the estates of the mother and daughter will get $36.5 million.

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