69
      Wednesday
      86 / 66
      Thursday
      87 / 67
      Friday
      87 / 67

      Settlement reached in death of Central Lake woman

      Diane Shafer was killed in a crash by a drunk driver, Thomas Altobelli, who was sentenced to 3-15 years in prison for the crime.

      An out-of-court settlement has been reached in the death of a Central Lake woman in 2012.

      Diane Shafer was killed in a crash by a drunk driver, Thomas Altobelli, who was sentenced to 3-15 years in prison for the crime.

      Shafer's family then filed a personal injury lawsuit against Altobelli and the Green Lantern Bar, in her death.

      According to the attorney for Shafer's husband, Paul, the settlement is more than $600,000.

      The bar is contributing $50,000 through its insurance bond.

      The settlement provides a deed to property Altobelli owns in order to assure payment.

      Altobelli is serving his sentence at the West Shoreline Correctional Facility. His earliest release date is May 17, 2016.