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Werner Enterprises forced to pay $89.6 million for 2014 crash

Posted at 8:19 AM, May 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-18 09:37:13-04

A Texas jury hit an Omaha-based trucking company with a multi-million dollar verdict. 

Our partners at the Omaha World-Herald report the jury delivered an $89.6 million verdict against Werner Enterprises. 

The payment stems from a crash in 2014 on Interstate 20 in Texas that involved a student truck driver and a family from Houston. A 7-year-old boy died in the crash and a 12-year-old girl suffered traumatic brain injury. Two others also suffered brain injuries. 

Werner plans to appeal the decision, saying its driver and the company did nothing wrong.