Jury holds company liable after air-duster product found partially responsible in vehicle crash death

Photo by: WDAY Radio File (Canva)
Photo by: WDAY Radio File (Canva)

(Minneapolis, MN)  --  A federal jury has awarded a Minnesota family nearly eight-million dollars to compensate them for a deadly crash.  

Lawyers for the family of Cynthia McDougall announced the liability verdict against CRC Industries earlier this week. McDougall died in a head-on crash in Lake of the Woods County in 2019. Investigators accused the driver who hit McDougal of huffing an air duster product made by CRC Industries before the crash. The jury did not award any punitive damages.  

A note included with the verdict reportedly asked the company to become a leader in curbing inhalant abuse.

The suspect in the crash, Kyle Neumiller (28m), was sentenced to six years in prison.