During testimony Wednesday, eyewitness Bob Gregory confirmed that the fire truck came to "a virtual stop," before entering the intersection. He had been called to testify by James Daniel and Martha Medley, attorneys for Ann Dillon and the estate of Posey Dillon.
Daniel noted during his closing argument to the jury that testimony by other witnesses cited varied estimates about the fire truck's speed entering the intersection.
He said Dillon, a firefighter with 33 years of experience, was "on his way to save a life and put out a fire."
On Tuesday, Wayne Hoover, deemed an expert about the operation of emergency vehicles, testified for the plaintiff that drivers of such vehicles must approach intersections with the recognition that a vehicle might not yield the right of way.
Ann Dillon testified Wednesday that Posey Dillon, her husband of more than 35 years, had retired from American Electric Power just 56 days before his death. She said they had bought a camper and had hoped to travel together after his retirement.
After the verdict, Alexander told both Altice-Weaver and Ann Dillon that he knew they had suffered terrible losses and that the trial had not been easy.