Date: Jan. 22, 2004
Victim: George Yago Jr. and Maureen Yago
Location: Las Vegas
Model: 2002 Toyota Camry
Details: George Yago was pulling his 2002 Camry slowly into a space on the fourth floor of the parking structure at the Golden Nugget hotel and casino when the car sped up, crashed into a concrete barrier and flew off of a ledge, according to a statement by the Las Vegas Metro Police.
The vehicle plunged four floors and landed on its roof in an alley, killing Yago, 83, and his wife, Maureen, 79. Police said they did not believe alcohol or drugs were a factor.
A relative of the couple filed a complaint with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, noting that the accelerator pedal may have been a factor. The 2002 Camry is not part of the recent recall.
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