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Bina family settles with driver

Staff writer

The family of a Marion couple killed in a wreck July 17, 2021, on I-135 have reached a settlement with the driver of a car alleged to have been involved in the wreck.

Under terms of a settlement approved Nov. 2 by Judge Courtney Boehm, Andrew Cezar’s insurer, Progressive Advanced Insurance Company, will pay $23,500 for the wrongful death of Raymond Bina and $23,500 for the wrongful death of Denice Bina.

The money will be paid in equal amounts to their children, Ramie Samour, Nichole Bina, Ryan Bina, Charles Bina, James Bina, Andrew Bina, Amanda Bina, Aaron Bina, and Danae Weaver.

Denice Bina lost control of the couple’s 2008 Lincoln MKZ two miles south of Newton, overcorrected, and skidded into the path of a semi-trailer truck driven by Evan M. Newman of Udall. Raymond Bina was a passenger in the car.

Both the Binas died at the scene. Newman had no apparent injuries.

How Cezar was connected to the wreck was not disclosed in court paperwork.

Cezar was not prosecuted because of a lack of evidence that his actions were intentional or reckless, the Harvey County attorney’s office earlier said.

Last modified Nov. 17, 2022