Date: Feb. 24, 2009

Victim: Janice Berg, Kenneth Berg

Location: Clear Lake City, Texas

Model: 2009 Toyota Camry

Details: Janice Berg was driving on El Camino Real when her Camry suddenly accelerated and crashed into a utility pole, a lawsuit filed by her son alleges.

Rescue workers extracted Berg, 79, and her husband, Kenneth Berg, 85, from the badly damaged vehicle but both died that night at a Houston hospital. Investigators were unable to determine a cause of the accident.

In February, the driver's son, Kenneth Hall, filed suit against Toyota, its electronic throttle supplier, the League City, Texas, dealership that sold the car and the regional distributor. The suit alleges negligence and wrongful death, and seeks $100 million in damages.

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