Emerging evidence of flaws in Toyotas could help free a Minnesota man who was convicted of vehicular homicide, reported ABC News. Thirty-two year old Koua Fong Lee, a Hmong refugee from Laos is serving an eight-year sentence in a Minnesota state prison, despite his claims the brakes did not work when his Camry suddenly accelerated and slammed into another car, killing three members of one family. There was no evidence of alcohol or drug impairment in the case, which occurred in June 2006 as Lee returned home from church with his pregnant wife and other members of his family. Lee’s car hit the other car at a speed estimated between 70 and 90 miles per hour. The wave of recent Toyota recalls connected to cases of sudden acceleration led Lee’s lawyers to discover that some 1996 Camrys had been the subject of a recall because of “unintended acceleration”. The family of the people killed in the accident have joined the re-examination.

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