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Toyota Camry Accident Claims Lives of Local Santee Couple

In the midst of another recall announcement related to 2000-2003 Tundra pick up trucks, a Santee couple died in a single car crash just outside of Santee in Orangeburg County yesterday.

According to the Times and Democrat, Leroy Shingler and Ruby Shinglers’ 2009 Toyota Camry was traveling south on Highway 15 when it veered off the right side of the highway, came back across the road, left the highway and struck a tree. Both were wearing seatbeats, but died as a result of the crash.

Toyota has recalled more than 8 million cars and trucks worldwide to address gas pedals and floor mats that can cause the accelerator to become stuck in the depressed position. Federal regulators have linked 52 deaths to crashes allegedly caused by the accelerator problems.

Several 2009 Camrys have been recalled due to sudden acceleration issues. There are reports that Toyota will be involved in the accident investigation, and in the midst of the Toyota Recall controversy, nothing can be ruled out until the SCHP’s Multi-Disciplinary Accident Investigation Team wraps up its investigation.

Our thoughts are with the Shingler family.

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Defending criminal charges including drug crimes, DUI, CDV, mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, computer crimes, money laundering, and juvenile crimes, Pete also handles Federal and State investigations. Representing individuals in Civil Matters including Class Actions, Personal Injury, Qui Tam Actions, Defective Products, Nursing Home Neglect, and Professional Licensing Defense cases. Joseph Preston “Pete” Strom, Jr., the managing partner at Strom Law Firm, L.L.C., has been fighting for justice since 1984.

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