Georgia jury hits Ford with $1.7 billion verdict on 2014 crash: Reports

(RTTNews) – A Georgia jury has hit Ford Motor Co. (F) with a $1.7 billion verdict for a 2014 rollover crash that killed a couple, according to multiple reports. But Ford reportedly said he did not believe the verdict was supported by evidence and that he planned to appeal.

A Gwinnett County jury has ruled in favor of a lawsuit brought by the family of the Georgian couple, Melvin Hill and Voncile Hill, who were killed after a tire exploded on a local highway in 2014 and their pick- up Ford Super Duty F-250 2002 rolled over.

The couple were driving a 2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty truck from their farm when the right front tire burst and the truck overturned.

Ford sold 5.2 million “Super Duty” trucks with flimsy roofs that would crush people inside during rollovers, the jury reportedly determined.

The jury reportedly awarded more than $24 million to Kim and Adam Hill for the wrongful death and pain and suffering of their parents.

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