MORGANTOWN \u2014 A jury decided the man who struck and killed a 20-year-old in 2016 owes her family about $7.6 million dollars.\r\nThe jury awarded the family of Carli Sears the money after a civil suit filed against Alexander Hambrick, 22, who was driving drunk Jan. 17, 2016, when he struck Sears.\r\nSears, a Charleston native, was visiting in Morgantown when she was killed while walking to a friend\u2019s apartment from downtown.\r\nThe jury deliberated for about 90 minutes before returning its decision. The jury asked if there was an upper limit to the amount of money it could give to compensate the Sears family for sorrow and mental anguish over the loss.They were told as long as the number was justifiable and reasonable based on the evidence heard, they were the sole deciders and there was no limit.\r\n\r\nJurors decided on $3 million. Another $2.4 million\u00a0 was awarded for wages Sears would have likely earned over her life and $500,000 for her pain and suffering from the time of the accident until her death about six hours later and lost household services\u00a0\u2014 basic household chores that if we don\u2019t do someone needs to be paid to do.\r\n\r\nMedical and funeral damages were awarded, but the jury did not have to decide on those as Judge Phillip Gaujot granted a motion of directed verdict on Wednesday, which mandated Hambrick\u2019s responsibility for those costs, $42,890,89 in total.\r\n\r\nPunitive damages in the amount of $1,250,000 were awarded. Punitive damages are designed to punish and prevent future wrong-doing of a similar nature, Tom Peyton, representing the Sears family, said.\r\n\r\n\u201cThere are no winners in this case. This is a case that I will never forget. As an attorney, I just hope I did an honorable job representing the Sears family in this tragic situation,\u201d Peyton said. \u201cThe civil justice system has served its purpose and perhaps the Sears will now have some modicum of closure.\u201d\r\n\r\nThe civil suit was filed by Brent Sears, Carli\u2019s father, in Monongalia County Circuit Court.\r\n\r\nDuring Peyton\u2019s closing statement Thursday, he walked the jury through the previous two days of testimony.\r\n\r\nJurors heard from Clayton Rinehart and Gregory Schaefer, the paramedic who first responded to the scene and the surgeon who tried to save Sears' life at Ruby Memorial Hospital.\r\n\r\nThe two medical professionals told jurors about the ways they tried to save Sears and about her injuries.\r\n\r\nPeyton said, while pain is subjective, based on her injuries there was no way Sears didn\u2019t feel any. He urged the jury to award damages for her pain and suffering.\r\n\r\nSears had pelvic fractures, bruised lungs and severe brain swelling, which was likely the ultimate cause of her death, Schaefer testified.\r\n\r\nDefense attorney Tiffany Durst did not dispute Sears likely felt pain during her closing argument.\r\n\r\nDetective Daren Crouse, with Morgantown Police, walked jurors through his investigation, including his interview with Hambrick, in which he lied twice.\r\n\r\nHambrick did not dispute those lies during his testimony, but said he was scared at the time.\r\n\r\nJurors also heard from Clifford Hawley, an economist, who walked the jury through the process of figuring out what Sears would have likely earned during her life.\r\n\r\nCarli was attending Ole Miss and working towards a degree in hospitality management at the time of her death.\r\n\r\nDurst told jurors during her closing argument that they should remember those were only estimates based on a generic degree.\r\n\r\nSears\u2019 dad, Brent, mom, Julie, and sister, Mackenzie, all testified as well about what a kind, outgoing, hardworking and well-liked person she was.\r\n\r\nPeyton said he hoped that testimony gave the jury a sense of who Carli Sears was.\r\n\r\nDurst told the jurors her client was not a bad person, but a then 19-year-old kid who made a bad decision with tragic consequences.\r\n\r\nSince that fateful night, Hambrick has followed every restriction placed on him, including successfully completing the program at the Anthony Center, a correctional facility for youthful offenders.\r\n\r\nMany people given a second chance through the Anthony Center often fail to complete the program because they can\u2019t stay out of trouble, she said.\r\n\r\nHambrick has also not touched alcohol since that night, she said.\r\n\r\nShe reminded jurors that Hambrick pleaded guilty to both felonies he was charged with and did not try to plead to a lesser offense.\r\n\r\n\u201cI was guilty of both the things I was charged with,\u201d Hambrick testified.\r\n\r\nHe pleaded guilty to DUI with death and fleeing the scene of an accident involving death in December 2016, about a year after he killed Sears.\r\n\r\nHambrick said, to this day, he doesn\u2019t remember striking Sears.\r\n\r\nHe served 11 months in the Anthony Center, six months on home confinement and is on probation until he's 28.\r\n\r\nDurst asked jurors to consider those punishments when deciding on punitive damages.