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Family of man killed in crash with KCSO deputy settles for $3.8 Million

Posted at 11:56 AM, May 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-03 22:10:36-04

Family members of a Bakersfield man who was killed after he collided with a Kern County Sheriff's Office Deputy in 2015 settled their lawsuit against Kern County and the Officer for $3.8 million last week.

On July 14, 2015 59-year-old Bakersfield father Larry Maharrey was riding his motorcycle east on Norris Road, when he hit a KCSO deputy’s patrol car according to investigators.

Investigators said the deputy who was driving the car at the time was KCSO deputy Marvin Gomez. Maharrey family members filed a wrongful death lawsuit after witnesses shared that deputy Gomez did not have his sirens on as he began making a left turn at a red light just as Maharrey was crossing the intersection.

County supervisors confirmed the settlement was made with 23ABC Thursday.