A Washington County Circuit Court civil jury Tuesday found the State of Maryland and Craig Paving Company were blameless in connection with a traffic accident that claimed the lives of three teenagers five years ago.
Robert and Catherine Horst of Cearfoss filed the lawsuit in 1998. They were seeking $3.5 million in damages for the deaths of their twin 16-year-old sons, Shawn and Shane Horst, in 1995.
The boys, who were on their way to school, were passengers in a car driven by their friend and next-door neighbor, Travis Christopher Hyman, 16.
All three died when Hyman's 1990 Toyota Corolla crossed the center line on the Greencastle Pike and struck a dump truck head-on.