Suit Against Automaker Linked To Fatal Crash Settled

A Tulsa couple claimed that the SUV their son drove had a weak roof.

A federal product liability lawsuit that originally resulted in a $15 million verdict against Ford Motor Co. has been settled on undisclosed terms, sources on both sides of the dispute said Thursday. Tulsa jeweler Kevin Moody and his wife, Veronica Moody, sued in November 2003, a little more than 10 months after their son, Tyler, Moody, 18, died in a rollover crash on Delaware Avenue near 121st Street. The teenager had lost control of a 1995 Ford Explorer Sport while passing another vehicle in a no-passing zone on a curve. The SUV left the street and rolled.