Devin Storz grew up in the Mountain Communities. He was a popular youth with a talent for music and a joyful personality. His family brought a wrongful death lawsuit against PMCPOA, claiming the association said they could not remove the tree that, about five months later, crushed the house January 18, 2010 during a fierce windstorm.
PINE MOUNTAIN CLUB, CA and BAKERSFIELD (Monday, March 25, 2013 at 130 p.m.)— A jury handed in a verdict today for the ‘wrongful death’ suit brought by the parents of Devin Storz, 21 against the Pine Mountain Club Property Owners Association. The popular young man was killed on January 18, 2010 when a tree crashed down on the family home while he was sleeping, shattering the home and killing the Mountain Community musician.
The jury ruled that PMCPOA was negligent, but that their actions were not "a substantial cause" of the tragedy. See the details in this week’s issue of The Mountain Enterprise, on newsstands first thing Thursday morning.
This is part of the March 22, 2013 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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