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Missouri Family Awarded $7 Million in Fatal Tractor-Trailer Accident

The family of a tractor-trailer driver who died in a 2008 Arkansas truck accident has been awarded $7 million by a federal jury.  The fatal crash between two tractor-trailers occurred when a truck owned by Dunaway Timber Co. crossed the center line hitting the other truck head-on.

The lawsuit alleged that Dunaway’s driver was fatigued after driving longer than the U.S. Department of Transportation rules allowed.  The driver also was inexperienced and had a “horrible driving record,” according to the lawsuit. Both the driver and Dunaway Timber were found liable.

Maverick Transportation, which employed the deceased driver, sued Dunaway because of damage to their truck. They were awarded $93,000.
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