Police are investigating the peculiar circumstances surrounding a one car crash on Interstate 65 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, just south of Louisville. As reported by local media, a woman named Claire R. Kahane, 75, was driving her 2006 Toyota Avalon south on I-65 with her husband in the passenger seat. The car inexplicably left the roadway, crashing head on into a tree. The driver's body was found inside the vehicle while her husband, Charles S. Kahane, was found over 900 feet away.
According to police, there is no indication that the driver made any attempt to stop the vehicle before colliding with the tree. Given Toyota's long and public problems with sudden acceleration in many of its vehicles, I would be surprised if the police do not investigate this crash to determine if, in fact, this 2006 Avalon accelerated suddenly against the driver's will similar to the hundreds of other reported incidents of Toyota sudden acceleration that have been talked about in the media and reported to authorities since the Toyota recall in 2010.
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