VICTORVILLE, Calif. - A Victorville jury has found the California Department of Transportation
partially at fault for a
car crash that killed two teenage girls and must pay about $6.3 million in damages.
Department attorney Christopher Hiddleson says jurors ruled Friday that
Caltrans was partially at fault for the 2004 accident, in which a 17-year-old
girl intentionally sped on a rolling road in the San Bernardino Mountains
to go airborne but lost control and killed two passengers.
The driver, Gina Norris, pleaded guilty in juvenile court to vehicular
manslaughter but got no jail time.
A survivor and mothers of the dead girls sued Caltrans for
wrongful death, arguing it knew the road was hazardous. Caltrans argued the road was
safe when driven legally.
Hiddleson says Caltrans won't appeal.
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