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Family of girl killed in crash settles with teen driver, family

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Huntsville police said Gunner Scarano caused multiple crashes along Bailey Cove Road back in May. Huntsville police said Gunner Scarano caused multiple crashes along Bailey Cove Road back in May.
Those crashes resulted in the death of 10-year-old Jaden Coppens. Those crashes resulted in the death of 10-year-old Jaden Coppens.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

A lawsuit against the family of a teenager involved in a deadly wreck has been settled days after it was filed.

Huntsville police said Gunner Scarano caused multiple crashes along Bailey Cove Road back in May. Those crashes resulted in the death of 10-year-old Jaden Coppens.

Tommy Siniard, the attorney who represents the Coppens family, said the family filed a $350,000 civil suit against Scarano and his father Friday.

District Attorney Robert Broussard said Friday that toxicology reports on Scarano came back clean, leading him to ask a grand jury not to return an indictment against the teen.

With the grand jury's decision not to pursue the case, there was some confusion about how it might relate to the Coppens family's civil suit. Siniard said that has been settled through the insurance company, and his clients have never had any ill will toward the teen or his family.

"Our family is not going after the Scarano family personally. They wanted me to express they had no ill will toward the Scarano family even though he took the life, accidentally, of one of their daughters," he said.

Siniard said the outpouring of support the community has shown the Coppens family has been the most incredible thing he's seen in his entire career as a personal injury lawyer.

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