The widow of a veteran Oakland Tribune journalist who was struck and killed by a San Francisco Muni train four years ago has been awarded a $900,000 wrongful death settlement.
The Municipal Transportation Agency's board of directors met in a closed door session Tuesday and approved the settlement for Daryl Brand, the widow of William "Bill" Brand.
The 70-year-old Brand was critically injured after being struck by a streetcar in Feb. 2009. He later died at a hospital.
Brand worked at the Tribune for 27 years before retiring in late 2008. He continued to write a beer blog called "What's on Tap."
The newspaper says the settlement is one of the largest in recent years for Muni.
Daryl Brand did not comment Tuesday.