Chrysler hit with $150 million verdict in Grand Cherokee fire death

April 3, 2015 12:21 PM

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Chrysler hit with $150 million verdict in Grand Cherokee fire death

A Georgia jury found Chrysler responsible for the fiery death of a 4-year old who was burned alive in Jeep Grand Cherokee involved in a 2012 accident.

The jury found that Chrysler showed "reckless or wanton disregard for human life in the design or sale" of the Grand Cherokee's gas tank, which federal safety regulators had argued was susceptible to leaking fuel and bursting into flames when struck from behind.

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