Jeep-Trial Jurors Skeptical of Chrysler’s Safety Efforts – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2015

BAINBRIDGE, Ga.—When jurors began deliberating responsibility in the death of a 4-year-old boy in a fiery rear-end Jeep crash, nearly all of them concluded Chrysler was largely to blame.

They were persuaded by a medical examiner’s finding that the boy died in the back seat from a fire linked to a leaking gas tank. Evidence about earlier fires involving Jeeps troubled them. Before closing arguments, they held hands in the jury room…


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