Odessa Family Receives Settlement After Family Member Was Killed in Accident

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A big settlement for an Odessa family who lost a loved-one in an accident last year caused by a distracted teenage driver.

The family of Victor Pillado were granted over $3 million in court on Monday.

The accident happened in May of 2011 on the Loop 250 service road near Anetta Road.

When Pillado ran out of gas, he got out and was standing in between his trailer and pickup.

Investigators say 18-year-old Chad Weisman was looking at paperwork and got distracted.

Pillado was killed when Weisman's truck slammed into the side of his trailer.