Family of DOT Worker Killed by Tractor-Trailer Awarded $7.3 Million

The family of a state Department of Transportation supervisor struck and killed on Route 8 near the Waterbury-Naugatuck line in 2012 has been awarded nearly $7.3 million in a wrongful death lawsuit.

The Connecticut Law Tribune reports that a Hartford Superior Court jury awarded damages Friday to the estate of Daniel DiNardi.

The 41-year-old father of two from Rocky Hill was struck by a tractor-trailer on the right shoulder of Route 8 northbound on March 22, 2012, after parking his DOT truck, which had its emergency lights on.

The tractor-trailer driver, Gina Davies of Janesville, Wisconsin, was sentenced to two years in prison last year for misconduct with a motor vehicle.

DiNardi's estate filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Davies and her employer, PTX Services of Plymouth, Wisconsin.

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