- Associated Press - Friday, October 17, 2014

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - Jury deliberations are expected in a civil suit alleging that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is partly at fault in a single-car crash that killed a 15-year-old girl in northeastern Pennsylvania almost four years ago.

Attorneys for the family of Kayla McGrady allege that a curve in Pittston Township was unsafe and played a role in the January 2011 wreck.

The 18-year-old driver had no license and didn’t dispute that he was going almost double the 45 mph speed limit as he approached the sharp, downhill curve.

The suit argues that the road lacked signs to warn of the abrupt bend and decline.

PennDOT attorneys argue that the driver, whose case was handled in juvenile court, was solely to blame.

Deliberations are expected to begin after closing arguments Friday.


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