Balloon Accident Lawsuit Settled in New Mexico

The family of a woman who died in a 2007 balloon accident at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta settled their wrongful death lawsuit for $1.4 million. The victim died in an accident where she fell 70 feet after the balloon she was riding in became entangled in power lines. The balloon festival, the pilot of the balloon and two companies, Star Trail Inc. and Rainbow Ryders were named as defendants in the case.