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N.Y. told to pay $14.7m in crash

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The state has been ordered to pay nearly $15 million to the family of a central New York man killed when his car drove off an unplowed snowbank on a highway overpass and fell 36 feet.

The Post-Standard of Syracuse reported that a state Court of Claims judge found that the state was responsible for not properly maintaining a stretch of Interstate 81 where Jason Rhoades was killed in January 2004.

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The 28-year-old died after his car slid up a snowbank on the side of the highway and vaulted over a guide rail, landing on its roof. The judge found the state 100 percent responsible and ordered it to pay $14.7 million to Rhoades’s widow and their two children.

Lawyers for the state say they’re reviewing the decision.

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