The jury in a wrongful death suit ruled Friday not to hold the City of Martinsburg and two city police officers responsible for a fatal collision that occurred during a high-speed police chase in 1993.
The chase, which involved Officers John Orem and William Brandenburg, ended when the car they were pursuing on U.S. 11 crashed head-on into another car, killing its driver, Henry Lee White.
John H. White filed the wrongful death suit almost a year after his son's Aug. 26 death. White is administrator of his son's estate.
Police were chasing a Capon Bridge man suspected of causing trouble at a bar on South Queen Street in Martinsburg.
Forrest Grady III was convicted in 1994 of driving under the influence in which a death was involved.
The White estate contended that the pursuit of Grady on a dark road that night was uncalled for under the circumstances.