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Jeep wrongful death trial continues

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BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) - A Decatur county jury heard closing arguments Thursday in a suit that blames Fiat Chrysler for the 2012 death of a south Georgia child.

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

Chrysler says the vehicle wasn't defective and exceeded federal safety standards.

The family's attorney says the jury doesn't need scientific facts to make the right verdict.

"You're not required to leave your common sense outside the door when you come into the courtroom in the morning. In fact, you're supposed to bring it with you. And common sense works in a case like this," said Plaintiffs' Attorney James Butler

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

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