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The June 2011 crash involved a FedEx big rig that struck the back of Venegas’ pickup truck on I-10 outside Las Cruces. Venegas’s 19-month-old son survived. FedEx driver Elizabeth Quintana did not. Quintana was going 65 mph, and struck the pickup which was pulled over with hazard lights on.
The award of $165 million is a record wrongful death judgement in New Mexico.