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The panel signed off on the award Thursday for the family of 52-year-old Vickie Freemyer of Blytheville.  

Freemyer's car was broadsided at an intersection in Manila. She was struck by Trooper Andrew Rhew, who later pleaded no contest to misdemeanor negligent homicide.  

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Rhew was driving 103 mph in a 45-mph zone without his lights or sirens activated.  

Rhew was fired in May 2011 but was reinstated by the State Police Commission.

He resigned later that year after he was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com

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