Toyota Motor Corp. must pay $3 million in a lawsuit claiming that a defect in a Camry caused the vehicle to suddenly accelerate, leading to an accident that left one woman dead and another injured, an Oklahoma jury said.

The jury awarded $1.5 million for each claim and will consider punitive damages Friday, Graham Esdale, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, said in an email. The jury found that the Camry's electronic system was defective and Toyota acted with "reckless" disregard, Esdale said.

"Per the court's instructions, we cannot comment on the ruling pending the ongoing deliberations by the jury," Carly Schaffner, a Toyota spokeswoman, said in a statement after Thursday's verdict.