Dead cheerleader's family awarded nearly $700K

June 1, 2008 12:10:16 PM PDT
The chaperone of a teenage cheerleader who fell to her death from a hotel balcony in Hawaii while drunk has been ordered to pay nearly $700,000.

Arbitrator Gerald Sekiya says in his decision May 23 that Susanne Sadler must pay the family and estate of 18-year-old Lauren Crossan.

The cheerleader from Randolph died in 2004 while she was in Hawaii to perform at the Hula Bowl. She had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the state's legal limit for driving.

An attorney for Sadler declined to comment.