Date: April 12, 2008

Victim: Unknown

Location: Unknown; complaint filed from Buras, La.

Model: 2007 Toyota Camry LE

Details: In a complaint filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a Camry owner in Buras, La., reported that his car suddenly accelerated out of control and that he believed the gas pedal had become trapped by the floor mat. His Toyota crashed into another vehicle, setting off explosions in both cars and killing the other driver.

No other details were provided in the December complaint. Louisiana public safety officers report no fatalities involving a Camry in their state on that date, but said there was a similar fatal crash that occurred April 20.

-- Stuart Pfeifer, Carol J. Williams and Robert Faturechi Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times
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