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‘Prison Break’ star settles suit over fatal crash


Former “Prison Break” star Lane Garrison has settled a lawsuit with Michelle Ohana and the parents of Vahagn Setian, a 17-year-old high school student who was killed after the actor got behind the wheel while intoxicated.

Superior Court of California papers, obtained by Access Hollywood, confirm “that the parties have reached a settlement of the entire action.” Details of the settlement were not made public.

Garrison is close to finishing a sentence of three years and four months in prison for vehicular manslaughter. A rep for the California Department of Corrections told People magazine the actor is expected to be paroled in the next “few weeks.”

Garrison lost control of his sport utility vehicle and rammed a tree in 2006. The crash killed his passenger, Setian, who was a student at Beverly Hills High School. Two girls in the car survived, including Ohana, who was 15 at the time.

Last year, Garrison responded to a letter from Access Hollywood and revealed that prison has been tough. He also said he hopes people have taken a lesson from his story.

“This has been the hardest year of my life,” he wrote. “I hope people, young and old, are learning from my mistakes and what can happen when you drink and drive. I have much to say about the pain I’ve felt and seen inside of prison. It has been eye-opening and a harrowing experience.”


Posted Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 at 12:12pm
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Lane Garrison is studying behind bars

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Incarcerated former Prison Break star Lane Garrison has been moved to a maximum security prison, so he can study behind bars.

The 28-year-old actor was sentenced to serve 40 months behind bars after pleading guilty to a drink driving charge in October.

Garrison crashed his car while drunk and the accident left a 17-year-old passenger dead.

The actor, who is eligible for parole in February 2009, has been moved from Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego, California to the state’s Corcoran prison.

And friends say he is making the move voluntarily, because he can study for a political science degree at the tougher facility.

A source tells Star magazine, “Lane never had the chance to go to college. So he’s using his time behind bars to earn a degree.”



Posted Friday, July 18th, 2008 at 10:10am
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Lane Garrison: “Prison is a harrowing experience”

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Lane Garrison is speaking out for the first time since he was sentenced to 40 months in state prison in his vehicular manslaughter trial last October.

In a letter to Access Hollywood, the former Prison Break star, 27, writes:

“Greetings and Happy New Year to you and everyone at Access Hollywood from Donovan State Prison [in California]. Never did I think I would be saying the words ‘happy & prison’ in the same sentence and not be on a set. It’s pure irony coming from the show and now living the real deal. It’s surreal and mind-blowing to say the least.

“Just this past Monday they let a group of inmates watch the season premiere of Prison Break. It felt like an out of body experience as I stood around a crowd of tattooed felons watching Michael Scofield [Wentworth Miller’s character on Prison Break] try to escape … all of us longing to be free as well!

“This has been the hardest year of my life. I hope people, young and old, are learning from my mistakes and what can happen when you drink and drive. I have much to say about the pain I’ve felt and seen inside of prison. It has been eye-opening and a harrowing experience.”

In 2006, Garrison was involved in a car accident that killed a 17-year-old male passenger and injured a 15-year-old female.

He pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence and two other alcohol-related charges.


Posted Friday, February 15th, 2008 at 12:12pm
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Ho, Ho, Ho


JESSICA SIMPSON gave jailed actor LANE GARRISON something to smile about over Christmas (07) – she reportedly gifted the former PRISON BREAK star with a colour TV. Garrison, who is serving a 40-month prison sentence for a drink driving accident that cost a teenage passenger his life, was granted access to a TV in his cell for good behaviour, but didn’t have the funds to buy one. So Simpson, who grew up with Garrison, offered to buy her troubled friend the TV, according to In Touch Weekly magazine.

Posted Sunday, December 30th, 2007 at 10:10am
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