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Family settles for over $4.6M in death of man killed by drunken truck driver


The widow and children of a man killed by a drunken truck driver have settled for more than $4.6 million.

Court records show that the victim’s widow and children filed suit against trucker Aleksander Isserovich and the owners of his truck in Superior Court back in May of 2018. 

According to NJ News, 45-year-old Jason Appio was killed on September 6th, 2017 when a semi truck hit his car on Route 440 in Woodbridge, New Jersey. Truck driver Aleksander Isserovich later pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, vehicular homicide and three counts of assault by auto for others injured in the crash. The lawsuit states that Isserovich exhibited dangerous behavior “for some time prior” to the crash, and that the owners of the truck should have known. 

Superior Court Judge Andrea Marshall has approved a plan to allocate $3.11 million to Appio’s widow and $518,811 to be placed into trust for each of her three children, according to court documents.

Isserovich is currently serving a seven year sentence at Southern State Correctional Facility in Cumberland County and is eligible for parole on April 21, 2024. He will be unable to renew his license for another 10 years following his release. 


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