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The family of a Sylvester man shot and killed in 2009 by a drug agent during a wild car chase on the Albany bypass has agreed in principle to settle a federal lawsuit against Dougherty County.

Nothing has been signed yet, and the settlement is not final, but Clayton Lewis' family has agreed in principle to a settlement deal worth $40,000 with Travelers, the county's insurance carrier. Clayton Lewis was shot eight times as he sped along the bypass January 20th, 2009 with a drug agent in his backseat.

Officer Mark Farley says he feared for his life when he pumped the shots into Lewis.

The lawsuit claims the drug agent used excessive force and reckless indifference in shooting Lewis. The suit seeks money for 9 children.

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