UPDATE: Verdict reached in Karen Williams' wrongful death lawsuit

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Updated November 30, 2017, 5:44 p.m.

UPDATE: ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - After three hours of deliberation, the jury ruled in favor of the Boone County Sheriff's Department.

They say they do not believe deputy Robert Rosenkranz was acting recklessly when he chased robbery suspects from a store in Belvidere into Winnebago County. The chase ended in the deadly crash right outside CherryVale Mall.

The Williams' family attorneys are not yet commenting on whether they will seek an appeal.

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Updated November 30, 2017, 5:08 p.m.

UPDATE: ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - A verdict has been reached in the wrongful death lawsuit of Karen Williams Thursday.

We will update you once we learn the result of the verdict.

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Updated November 28, 2017, 7:39 p.m.

UPDATE: ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Testimony begins in the wrongful death lawsuit of Karen Williams who was killed in 2014 after her car was hit during a police chase.

Attorneys representing Williams' family began questioning Boone County deputy Robert Rosenkranz, who continued the chase from a store in Belvidere into Winnebago County. The chase ended in a crash outside CherryVale Mall.

Keenan Saulter asked Rosenkrantz why he chose to continue the pursuit and about the actions he took. Rosenkrantz says he was concerned with protecting the public.

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Posted November 27, 2017, 6:52 p.m.

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Jury selection and opening statements begin in the wrongful death lawsuit of Karen Williams who was killed when her car was t-boned during a police chase in August of 2014.

The suit filed against the three convicted men, as well as former Boone County sheriff Duane Wirth, alleges deputy Robert Rosenkranz acted recklessly while chasing the three men following a robbery at speeds of more than 115 miles per hour.

Williams was killed when the suspect's car crashed into hers near CherryVale Mall.

Testimony begins Tuesday morning.