- Associated Press - Saturday, December 19, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A jury in Phoenix has awarded $47 million to the families of two Tucson women who were killed in a 2008 crash on Interstate 10.

Tucson TV station KOLD reports (ttp://bit.ly/1k7cCDe) that Maricopa County Superior Court jurors found the state to be mostly at fault in a roadway negligence case.

Pamela Humphrey and Ann Quinn were traveling from Tucson to Phoenix on May 18, 2008 when Humphrey swerved to avoid debris in the road. Her vehicle crossed into the median and into a tractor-trailer.

The women’s families filed a lawsuit saying Arizona was negligent because its Department of Transportation failed to put up a barrier in the median.

In a statement Thursday, ADOT says it’s looking to hire an independent engineering consulting firm to evaluate the department’s median barrier guidelines.

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Information from: KOLD-TV, https://www.kold.com/

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