June 1, 2018 / 10:02 PM / in a year

South Carolina jury hits Toyota with $12 mln in deadly SUV rollover crash

A South Carolina jury on Thursday awarded $12 million to the family of a 17-year-old girl, finding her death in 2012 was caused by a defect that caused her Toyota 4Runner’s rear axle to fail and the sport-utility vehicle to roll over.

The jury in the South Carolina Court of Common Pleas, County of Anderson, awarded Don and Jan Dial $6 million for their daughter Lacee’s conscious pain and suffering and $6 million in wrongful death damages. The trial lasted two weeks and the jury deliberated for about two hours.

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