In 2008, 13-year-old Flood Intermediate School student Carlos Prada was walking to his bus stop when he was fatally struck by a public works truck.
Now the town of Stratford says it will pay $4.1 million to settle a lawsuit brought by Prada's family. The Town Council approved the settlement as the case was being prepared for trial, according to the Connecticut Post.
Donald Papcsy, the Pradas' lawyer, said he was happy to settle the matter without having to "relive the tragedy" inside the courtroom.
"No amount of money can ever replace a child and Carlos Prada Jr. was a truly exceptional one," he told the Post.
At graduation, Prada's classmates remembered him as "a genuinely good person." His classmates remembered his absence in 2012, on what would have been his graduation day, by releasing doves on the Bunnell football field in memory of Prada and another departed student.
The truck's driver, Robert Maloy of Orange, was ticketed but not charged following the incident.