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Trial in wrongful death lawsuit versus Chrysler begins in Bainbridge

(Source: NHTSA) (Source: NHTSA)
Decatur County Superior Court Decatur County Superior Court
Remington Walden Remington Walden
BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) -  A civil trial is underway in Decatur County in a suit that blames Fiat Chrysler for the 2012 death of a south Georgia child.

Remington Walden, 4, was in the backseat of a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee when it burst into flames after being rear-ended by a truck.     

The family blamed the placement of the Jeep's gas tank.

The CEO of Fiat Chrysler gave a video deposition in court Wednesday, stating older Jeeps are no more susceptible to fires than any other SUVs.

Brian Harrell, the driver who struck the jeep, was sentenced to seven years in prison for vehicular homicide. 


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