Settlement Reached in Deadly California Lexus Crash

March 5, 2015

Parents of a family that died when their Lexus sped up and crashed on a San Diego County, Calif. freeway have settled a lawsuit against the former car dealer.

California Highway Patrol Officer Mark Saylor, his wife, brother-in-law and 13-year-old daughter died in 2009 when their loaner car sped up to 120 mph, hit an SUV, flew off an embankment and burst into flames in Santee.

Investigators say a wrong-sized floor mat trapped the accelerator.

SettlementRelatives sued the former Bob Baker Lexus dealership in El Cajon, arguing that it ignored warnings about such problems.

U-T San Diego reported Los Angeles County Superior Court was notified Thursday that the parties had settled but details weren’t released.

The family also sued Toyota, which settled for $10 million and recalled 10 million cars.

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