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Old 06-23-2010, 01:57 PM   #1
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BREAKING: Toyota's chief test driver dies behind wheel of LFA in Germany

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BREAKING: Toyota's chief test driver dies behind wheel of LFA in Germany

We don't have much in the way of details yet, but according to a report out of Germany, Toyota's chief test driver has died in a crash on highway 410 near the Nurburgring after veering into the oncoming lane and colliding with two others test drivers driving a BMW.

While the two BMW test drivers survived the crash, the yet-unnamed Toyota driver died behind the wheel of the recently spied LFA Nurburgring Edition he was driving.

The report says that the driver of the LF-A was 67 years old and Toyota's chief test driver, which leads us to believe that he is Hiromu Naruse, In addition to being the company's chief test driver, Naruse is also Akio Toyoda's personal driver and the Godfather of the LFA.

More information should be forthcoming.

UPDATE: The two drivers in the BMW sustained lift-threatening injuries and one is in critical condition.
UPDATE 2: Video of the scene added after the jump.
UPDATE 3: Spiegel is confirming that Naruse was the driver.

Link and Video: http://www.autoblog.com/2010/06/23/b...-germany-ring/
RIP Mr. Naruse. Really sad to see an enthusiast goes.
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wow, that is sad to hear. hope the other drivers are ok
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I heard about it in the radio today! RIP
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I feel so cold inside. RIP
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