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BRYAN -- A Central Texas jury has ordered McDonald's to pay $27 million in damages to the families of two teenagers killed in a car accident while en route to a hospital after a fight outside the fast-food restaurant in College Station in 2012.

A release Wednesday from the attorney representing the families of 18-year-old Denton James Ward of Flower Mound and 19-year-old Lauren Bailey Crisp of Dripping Springs says McDonald's lax security led to their deaths.

The two were with another couple when they stopped at the restaurant. The young men were beaten in the parking lot. Their girlfriends tried to get them to a hospital but the driver ran a red light and was hit by a pickup.

McDonald's did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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