A Nassau County jury returned a $1 billion verdict in the death of a local University of North Florida student killed in a 22-vehicle crash in 2017 on Interstate 95.
Troopers said Connor Dzion, 18, was stopped in traffic from a semi truck crash on Labor Day weekend near State Road 200 when another truck hit him from behind, killing him.
The attorney for Dzion’s parents said it was the result of distracted driving and illegal trucking practices.
The jury agreed the company did little to nothing toward safety and background checks before letting their driver behind the wheel. Both companies remain in business but have not paid out the sums ordered.