Jury Awards $131 Million to Baseball Player's Family

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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