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Fargo Police survey the scene Dec. 10, 2008, of an automoblie accident that occured that morning along University Drive south and El Cano Drive. Forum file photo

Rut accident involving former Bemidji family costs Fargo $450,000

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The city of Fargo has settled a claim by the family of an 8-year-old Fargo girl who was killed Dec. 10 in a three-vehicle accident that Mayor Dennis Walaker blamed on a rut in the road on South University Drive.

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City Attorney Erik Johnson said the city paid the Amanda Leininger family $450,000. The family moved to Fargo from Bemidji.

After The Forum inquired about the settlement, the city and Leininger family released the following joint statement Wednesday afternoon:

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