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Breaking News: Hiromu Naruse, Toyota’s Senior Test Driver, Dies In Crash Of Lexus LFA

Posted in Crashes, General, Lexus, Newsworthy by Kurt Ernst | June 23rd, 2010 | Leave a Reply |

Autoblog has reported that the chief test driver for Toyota and Lexus has died in a crash on a German highway near the Nürburgring. Hiromu Naruse, 67, was driving the prototype Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition seen testing on the ‘Ring in recent days.

Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition

The Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition in testing.

The crash occurred on a limited visibility left hand corner near the track. According to police, Naruse strayed from his lane and into the path of a BMW driven by two test drivers. Both occupants of the BMW received serious injuries in the crash.

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