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Family reaches $4.5M settlement in school cross-country case

November 20, 2018
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CHELSEA — The family of a runner who sued his high school cross-country coach after he was severely injured during a dark early morning practice has settled the case for $4.5 million.

In 2011, Kersch Ray was a 13-year-old member of the Chelsea High School cross-country team.

Runners stopped at an intersection for a "do not walk" symbol but then crossed a road. A vehicle struck Ray and another teammate.

Ray's family blamed the coach, Eric Swager, and filed a lawsuit. 

The Ann Arbor News reported that Ray suffered a traumatic brain injury and is permanently disabled.

Attorney Ven Johnson said the settlement will be covered by the Chelsea district's insurance carrier.

Ray is now 20 years old.

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