Parties in suit over fatal Galveston accident 'resolve their differences' in mediation meeting

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Dec. 24, 2013, 12:23pm

GALVESTON - The parties in a May lawsuit filed in response to a two-vehicle accident in Galveston which killed a woman earlier this year have settled the case amicably, according to recent court records.

Relatives of the late Andrea Knight Robertson met with defendants Alysia Rachele Monroe, of Silsbee; Britt Colby Mars, of Kingwood; and Troy Construction LLC for a mediation session on Nov. 13 and "were able to resolve their differences," a letter written to Galveston County 56th District Court Judge Lonnie Cox by attorney Robert A. Black of Houston's Mehaffy Webber says.

The meeting closes the litigation six months after it began.

As previously reported, Robertson's estate initiated legal action a month after Monroe and Mars, traveling in a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado belonging to Troy Construction, collided with the decedent's 2004 Ford Focus at the intersection of Avenue M and 13th Street on Galveston's East End.

Robertson died during the subject event, and authorities subsequently arrested Monroe, whom Mars gave permission to drive the truck, and charged her with involuntary manslaughter.

Each respondent provided an original answer.

The case was scheduled to be heard in front of a jury on May 19, 2014, at 9 a.m.

Kent M. Adams of Houston's Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP; Lansford O. Ireson of Houston's Ireson & Weizel; and William Book of Tekell, Book, Allen & Morris LLP represented the defense.

Case No. 13-CV-726

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