HOUSTON (August 29, 2013)—The Domino’s Pizza chain will appeal after a jury awarded $32 million to the family of a Texas couple involved in a deadly crash with a Domino's delivery driver.
A Jefferson County jury concluded the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based chain was partially responsible for the death of Ruth Christopher, 65.
She died in a crash involving a Domino’s delivery driver who lost control of his car while delivering a pizza in 2012 in Beaumont.
The driver’s car hit the vehicle in which she and her husband Devavaram, 70, were riding.
Devavaram Christopher was severely injured.
The accident was attributed to defective, worn tires on the delivery driver’s vehicle.
The driver was also cited for speeding.
Jurors decided Tuesday that Domino's was partly responsible for the crash for not enforcing a policy that drivers' vehicles be inspected.