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Lane Garrison Settles with Crash Victims

4/22/2009 3:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lane GarrisonLane Garrison has reached a financial settlement with the parents of the 17-year-old kid he killed in a drunken car crash back in 2006.

We've also learned the former "Prison Break" star has reached a financial settlement with one of the survivors of the crash, Michelle Ohana.

The exact amount that he paid both parties is confidential.

Garrison is still behind bars, serving out his 40 month sentence for vehicular manslaughter and two other alcohol related charges.

The parents of Vahagn Setian had filed a civil suit against the actor last year -- demanding payment for wrongful death and gross negligence.

Ohana, who was 15 at the time of the crash, was injured so badly, she spent the following 2 months in a wheelchair.

Story developing...

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ashley    

first!
what a d-bag

1946 days ago
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jj    

1st

1946 days ago
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artie help    

Lane is a sniffling ,lil bitch.

1946 days ago
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bluebird    

who is this Lane Garrison yar?

1946 days ago
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HAHAHAHA    

I kinda like this guy...yes he made a huge mistake where someone lost their life....from day one I have heard nothing but remorse from Lane and sincerley believe he was very sorry for his actions...here a young man who stepped up admitted he was wrong...he took his consequences like a man should. Now that he has settled with the family...let him go on with his life. unlike most celebs...at least he owned up to what he's done.

1946 days ago
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spider    

Screw you on your world hunger crap David. It has nothing to do with this story, plus the U.S. gives more money than any other country.

Bite me.

1946 days ago
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NatTurner    

I hate thugs like this. Thug white trash!

1946 days ago
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KBussey    

I think that this is really sad. They knowingly got into the car with him to get him to a party because of his celebrity status but then everyone gets pissed when something tragic happens. Yes, it is very sad but they knowingly got into a car to party further with him. You cannot punish him for that. His actions were wrong but just like Nick Hogan's friends actions that left him in a vegetative state, they knowingly got into the car and enjoyed every moment until something bad happens. His punishment is far too severe for this. YET AGAIN, THEY KNOWINGLY AND WILLINGLY GOT INTO THE CAR TO HANG WITH A CELEBRITY. Lane has not gotten a fair hand in this situation in this either.

1946 days ago
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Jake    

Slow day I see TMZ....who cares about this douche-bag

1946 days ago
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Jason    

So its 3 years basically for killing someone when driving drunk? I thought manslaughter was a bit more severe than that.....

1946 days ago
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Andy    

Wheres all the racist comments? I bet he's illegal! blah, blah, blah! Dude should be in jail for the rest of his life just like Andrew Gallo!!!!!

1946 days ago
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FiBiker    

THESE PUNK-ASS TEENS WOULD HAVE EVENTUALLY KILLED THEMSELVES AND SOMEONE ELSE WHEN THEY GOT BEHIND THE WHEEL OF THEIR OWN CARS..

MOST OF THESE TEEN DRIVERS ARE RECKLESS AND DON'T HAVE ANY RESPONSIBILITY AND DRIVE WHILE INTOXICATED ON DRUGS AND ALCOHOL...

LANE GARRISON PROBABLY SAVED MORE LIVES THAN HE TOOK BY TAKING THE PUNK-ASS CELIBRITY SEEKING TEENS.. TO HELL WITH ALL OF YOU THAT DISAGREE...A PUNK TEEN PUT ME IN A WHEEL CHAIR!!!!!

1946 days ago
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jack    

im a gay man and am mad that sexy lance is put away in jail-hes soooooooooooooo cute and has the best thick ass ever-id love to spread it-and now hes wasting away in prison-for what? hes to good looking-

1946 days ago
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Mariah    

I agree #8 Amy. He owned up to it, is paying for his crimes literally with his money and prison-wise. this is as it should be. But at least he didn't prolong the families pain by claiming "not guilty" or whatnot and go for all sorts of appeals which I am sure he probably could have. Hopefully, he will be able to salvage his career. Hollywood can be fickle over who they choose to forgive, though. My brother and I have been catching up on random series and have just finished Season 1 and 2 of Prison Break. He was good in that. It takes a certain level of talent to be a character the fans love and hate at the same time. He has potential for a solid career if he can manage to move on.

1946 days ago
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ISupportLane    

Its interesting how most people only see one side to this tragedy. Yes while its horrible that a life was taken, most of those people who see the one side, seem to take no notice that Lane has shown remorse and has paid the price for his actions. I don’t believe it’s a case of him feeling sorry for it now, you could see that he was showing that from day one. A few have pointed out that he plead guilty from the get go and didn’t fight it with appeals and the like, which he could have done, would a non remorseful person do that? Just sit there and take it if they truly believed that they weren’t in the wrong. He understood what he did was wrong, and he accepted the consequences.

He’s served his time, he’s paid compensation to the families affected. What more is there to be done? How is being give more money going to help the family, it won’t bring their son back. Is Lane spending the rest of his life in prison going to change the outcome? I know most people will think he deserves it, but the man who owns up to his mistakes and pays the price deserves a second chance.

The other side to this is that those kids should have known better, even though they are essentially just children, they should have known, but the way it comes across is that they were too enthralled in the fact that Lane was a public person and be damned the consequences of anything that might happen. They need to take responsibility as well.

No one single person is to blame here, no one single person made a mistake. Everyone involved made the mistakes. It was a horrible accident, there was no intent to hurt anyone.

While I am saddened for the families affected, so was Lane and he will have to live with one horrible mistake for the rest of his life.

I believe he’s served his sentence, he’s paid the price.

I support Lane, and will continue to do so.

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