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Family of man killed in Lake Murray boat crash settles

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Steven Miller (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center) Steven Miller (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)

LEXINGTON, SC (AP) - The family of a man killed in a boat crash on Lake Murray four years ago is receiving a settlement from the insurer for a friend who operated the vessel.

The payment of $77,200 is going to the family of 34-year-old Randall Carter of Irmo.

Carter was killed after boat driven by Steven Miller collided with another vessel in May, 2010. Matthew Howk, 21, also died in the crash.

Court records show that Miller admitted no wrongdoing in agreeing to a settlement that says it avoids the expense of a trial.

Miller faces two counts of felony boating under the influence of alcohol. Authorities have said the boat he drove did not have the proper lights for night operations.

Carter's family contended in the lawsuit that Miller's boat was speeding and out of control.

The settlement occurred in January.

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