Death caused by negligent design and maintenance of interstate highway
Cash settlement at mediation. Stamper v. D.O.T. Mcintosh County. Plaintiff's husband was traveling in South Georgia on an interstate highway during a rainstorm en route to visit family in North Carolina. His vehicle suddenly struck a large accumulation of water on the road, causing the vehicle to spin out of control, across the center median and head-on into an 18-wheel tractor-trailer traveling in the opposite direction. Plaintiff's husband was killed. Plaintiff alleged faulty design and maintenance of the roadway, claims which were supported by prior incidents at the same location.