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Verdict is in for Bainbridge wrongful death lawsuit

(Source: Decatur County Superior Court) (Source: Decatur County Superior Court)
BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) -

A huge verdict in a south Georgia wrongful death suit.

Thursday night, a Decatur County jury awarded 150 million dollars to the family of a 4-year-old boy killed in a crash.

Jurors ruled Chrysler acted with reckless disregard for human life in selling the Jeep Grand Cherokee with a gas tank mounted behind the rear axle.

It exploded when a pickup truck hit it from behind in March 2012 killing 4-year-old Remington Walden.

Jurors ruled Chrysler was 99-percent at fault for his death and the pickup driver was 1 percent at fault.

Chrysler maintains the Jeeps are not defective and plans to appeal.

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