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District reaches settlement in fatal Iowa bus fire

Family of girl killed in school bus fire suing
Posted at 8:44 PM, Jan 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-24 21:44:37-05

OAKLAND, Iowa (KMTV) — The Riverside Community School District announced it has reached a settlement with the parents of Megan Klindt.

The 16-year-old and the bus driver, Donald Hendricks died when the bus caught fire in 2017 in Oakland, Iowa.

The Klindt family had alleged the district knew there was a problem with the bus driver but did not adequately address it.

Court documents claimed Klindt had complained to her school principal that she felt unsafe with Hendricks , 74, driving the bus.

The district says its "sincere hope is that resolving this matter will assist the family and community in gaining closure for this devastating event."

The specifics of the settlement were not disclosed. As part of the settlement, the district does not admit any wrongdoing.