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Closing arguments set in Toyota fatal crash lawsuit

Jury to hear closing arguments in federal suit stemming from fatal Toyota crash in Minnesota

Closing arguments set in Toyota fatal crash lawsuit

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Jurors in Minnesota may soon begin deliberating a federal lawsuit against Toyota Motor Corp. stemming from a car accident that killed three people.

Closing arguments are expected Wednesday.

Several people are suing Toyota over the crash in 2006, including the car's driver, Koua Fong Lee. Lee spent 2? years in prison for the crash before he was released after reports suggested that some Toyota cars had a sudden acceleration problem.

Lee maintains his 1996 Camry accelerated on its own as he was exiting a highway. The Camry slammed into the back of an Oldsmobile, killing two people instantly and paralyzing a girl who later died.

Toyota's attorney contends Lee's brakes and throttle system were working properly.

The model Lee drove was older than those that Toyota recalled because of the sudden acceleration issue.

Updated : 2021-09-22 05:40 GMT+08:00