CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Insurance companies last week agreed to pay more than $1 million to the victims of a February fatal accident involving Southampton Township Supervisor Samuel F. Cressler.
The wife and three children of Michael R. Brenize, 37, of 20 Richwalter St., Shippensburg, Pa., will receive $845,000 under the agreement approved Nov. 10 by Franklin County Judge John R. Walker. Brenize died in a February accident in Hopewell Township in Cumberland County, according to Pennsylvania State Police.
Another victim will get $200,000, according to the Brenize family's attorney, Philip S. Cosentino.
Cosentino said $800,000 of the settlement goes to Jacqueline J. Brenize and her three children. Scott Hoover, whom Cosentino does not represent, will get $200,000, according to court records.
Along with the $800,000 from Cressler's insurance company, Cosentino said the Brenize family will get $45,000 from one of Michael Brenize's underinsured motorist policies.