9 fans hurt in Speedway crash reach settlement

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - More than a year after a  horrific crash at Daytona International Speedway, nine of the 28 fans who were hurt have reached a settlement.

A shower of race car parts hurt more than 28 fans in February 2013.

Some had minor injuries, while others, like Whitney Turner, suffered serious injuries.

“I thought I was going to die,” she told WFTV on the first anniversary of the crash. “I have scars, too, that I’ll live with for the rest of my life.”

Turner is one of the nine fans who has settled with the International Speedway Corporation, the company that owns Daytona International Speedway.

Both speedway officials and an attorney with Morgan and Morgan, who represented the fans, confirmed both parties have amicably resolved the matter.

In a quarterly report filed by the International Speedway Corporation with the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2013, the company stated it was confident that they would have adequate insurance to cover any losses, in excess of a $1.5 million deductible, resulting from claims surrounding the incident.

Speedway officials said they would not discuss the details of the settlement in the interest of the privacy of the fans involved.

The speedway is still in discussion with other fans that were injured in the incident.

Details about those talks are not being released.