Settlement expected in fatal crash that killed Carlos Prada in Stratford in 2008

The Stratford Town Council is expected to reach a settlement with the family of a 13-year-old boy who was hit and killed by a town-owned

The Stratford Town Council is expected to reach a settlement with the family of a 14-year-old boy who was hit and killed by a town-owned dump truck in 2008.

The Stratford Town Council is expected to reach a settlement with the family of a 14-year-old boy who was hit and killed by a town-owned dump truck in 2008. (1/13/14)

STRATFORD - The Stratford Town Council was expected to reach a settlement Monday evening with the family of a 13-year-old boy who was hit and killed by a town-owned dump truck in 2008.

Carlos Prada was killed on East Main Street near Wilcoxson Avenue.

After a lengthy investigation, Stratford officials conceded that the driver of the truck, Robert Maloy, was not properly licensed to do so.

The family's attorney Donald Papscy also says deposition testimony from town leaders revealed that the truck had 21 violations, including faulty brakes and bad windshield wipers. It was raining the morning Maloy struck Prada.

The council was expected to agree on that settlement during a closed-door executive session Monday evening. He told News 12 Connecticut that he has decided to contribute part of his portion of the settlement to a scholarship fund Carlos' family is starting in his memory.

When asked if Maloy is still employed by Stratford, town officials asked News 12 Connecticut to submit a public records request.

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