Feds Looking at New Hampshire Accident Involving Toyota SUV

April 28, 2010

Federal officials want to review a New Hampshire collision that killed four people, three in a Toyota Highlander.

The Boston Globe reports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration received two consumer complaints about the Columbus Day accident near Peterborough that killed 63-year-old Stephen Lagakos, a Harvard University professor driving the SUV; his 61-year-old wife, Regina; and his 94-year-old mother, Helen. Also killed was 56-year-old Stephen Krause of Keene.

Police said the SUV speeded into the breakdown lane then swerved across Route 202 into oncoming traffic.

Toyota recently received a $16.4 million fine for its slow response to sticking gas pedals. It also faces numerous lawsuits.

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