FEBRUARY 21, 2006 - Posted at 12:53 p.m. CST
ST. LOUIS, MO - AmerenUE says it will pay restitution to a family that was injured when Ameren's Taum Sauk reservoir collapsed in December.
The St. Louis-based utility announced today it has reached a settlement with Jerry and Lisa Toops, although it did not disclose terms. A company spokeswoman wasn't immediately available for comment today.
The Toops and their three children were at home in the early morning hours of December 14 when the reservoir collapse sent a torrent of more than one billion gallons of water rushing down the side of Proffit Mountain.
The deluge washed away the Toops' house, injuring them and their three children.