Tyson Foods paying millions in lawsuit settlement

The family of a man killed in a Mitchell County crash is going to receive millions from a meat supplier.

It’s been just over two-years since Christopher Crump was killed driving his car on State Route 300, after a truck from the Tyson Foods processing plant pulled out in front of him. The lights on the back of the truck’s trailer were reportedly not working at the time and the driver was not licensed to operate the big rig.

Georgia News Network reported Tuesday that the company has agreed to a settlement of just over $32 million.

Mitchell County is in southwest Georgia. Tyson’s has several plants in Georgia, including a large poultry processing facility in Cumming. Other plants in Georgia are in Vienna, Rome, and the City of Dawson, which is near Mitchell County.