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Gillette owners settle drunk driving lawsuit

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By Dana Griffin

DEDHAM, MA- A settlement has been reached between New England Patriots owner, Bob Kraft's company and the families of two young women killed in a drunk driving crash after attending a tailgating party at Gillette Stadium.

Family members have fought five years now, to hold someone accountable for the death of 20–year–old Deborah Davis and 19–year–old Alexa Lateo. Both were killed in a drunk driving accident after tailgating at Country Fest at Gillette Stadium.

Their families sued the Kraft Group over security there, for not regulating underage drinking.

Debra's father, who spent every day this summer at the Bulger trial because his sister Debra was an alleged Bulger victim, says avoiding yet another trial limits the pain for his family.

"It's behind us now and it was dragged out long and hard; a lot of work to get where we are," said father, Stephen Davis.

Mother, MaryAnn Davis said, "Debra was a good young lady; made a bad choice. She was in a position where she couldn't make a clear decision."

Another friend survived the crash. The women had paid to park at Gillette – but not to attend the Country Music Fest event inside.

Lawyers for the Kraft companies that oversee parking at Gillette would not talk about the settlement. An amount has not been released.

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