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Family of Lyft driver killed in 2022 shooting awarded $44 million in wrongful death lawsuit

Posted on AllSides April 12th, 2024
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The family of a Chicago man who was killed while driving for Lyft in 2022 has been awarded over $44 million in their wrongful death lawsuit. Kristian Philpotts, 29, accepted a request for a ride in Urbana on Jan. 12, 2022. During the ride, Philpotts was shot by the passenger, Tyjohn Williams of Champaign. Williams, now 18, had requested the ride using his mother's account. He got inside the vehicle with two other people, pulled out a gun and shot Philpotts in the back. Philpotts died shortly after. Williams was...

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