A settlement has been reached in a civil lawsuit filed in 2010 in the hit-and-run death of a Lexington, Ky., police officer. The suit was filed by Brandy Durman, the widow of officer Bryan Durman, who died after being hit by an SUV while investigating a routine traffic accident on April 29, 2010. The Defendant was Glenn Doneghy, 35, the driver who was convicted on second-degree manslaughter in Durman’s death. The amount of the settlement in the civil suit was confidential.
Doneghy also was found guilty of leaving the scene of an accident, second-degree assault and possession of cocaine, which are all felonies. He was also found guilty of possession of marijuana, fourth-degree assault and possession of drug paraphernalia, all misdemeanors. Circuit Judge James Ishmael sentenced Doneghy to 20 years, and said he regretted that state law won’t allow him to do more. Joe C. Savage, a lawyer with Savage, Elliott, Houliham, Moore, Mullins & Skidmore, located in Knoxville, handled the case and did a very good job.