A settlement has been reached in a civil lawsuit against a Kentucky State Police trooper who caused a fatal collision in Barren County.
A jury trial was scheduled to begin Tuesday.
Trooper Jonathan Biven was behind the wheel of his KSP cruiser when he crossed the center line on U.S. 31-W near Park City in September 2011. He struck a car driven by 33-year-old Nurcan Ceylan of Greensburg who died from her injuries. A passenger in the car, Samuel Parker, filed a lawsuit against Biven.
Attorneys for both parties did not return phone calls to WKU Public Radio, but in an email to the Glasgow Daily Times, confirmed a settlement had been reached.
Driver inattention was determined as the cause of the crash. Trooper Biven has said he was reaching for a soft drink when his cruiser veered into the other lane of traffic.
Biven served several years as the public information officer for the Bowling Green post state police post. He was recently named commander of Trooper Island, a KSP camp for at-risk youth.