BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) - A jury has reached a verdict the case of a Nelson County church being sued over a teenage boy's death.
After three hours of deliberating, the jury of 12 awarded the estate $2,150,000.
Court documents say church youth minister Derek Coulter let 13-year-old Jamie Mitchell drive his vehicle at a church function. Mitchell crashed and Coulter at first lied and told police Coulter was behind the wheel instead.
Mitchell's family sued Big Springs Assembly of God Church for damages.
"It's a sigh of relief that someone was held accountable for what happened to my nephew," said Melissa Stevenson, the victim's aunt.
Her nephew - Jamie Mitchell - died in a June 2009 crash.