The family of slain University of Utah track athlete Lauren McCluskey has reached a $13.5 million settlement with the school.
The settlement was announced Thursday, which was the second anniversary of her death. University of Utah President Ruth Watkins said the school “acknowledges and deeply regrets that it did not handle Lauren’s case as it should have.”
Under the settlement, the state of Utah will pay the McCluskeys $10.5 million by March 31. The University will contribute $3 million to the Lauren McCluskey Foundation by the same date.
The school also pledged to build an indoor track facility that will have her name by Dec. 31, 2030. If the facility is not finished by that time, then the school will make an additional $3 million contribution to the foundation