A jury in Jasper County has awarded $131,000,000 to the family of Brian Cole, who died in a vehicle wreck in 2001.
Cole was a standout at Meridian High School and played in the New York Mets minor league system.
The lawsuit alleged that a faulty seat belt design and the propensity of Ford SUVs to roll over after tire blowout resulted in Cole's death.
In its defense, Ford said Cole was speeding.
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