Lexus Chief Test Driver Hiromu Naruse Dies in LFA Crash

Lexus LFA Nürburgring Car Crash

German newspaper Rhein-Zeitung is reporting that the Lexus LFA Nürburgring edition featured yesterday has been involved in a serious crash with another car.

Details are still emerging and nothing has been confirmed, but it’s believed that Toyota Chief test driver Hiromu Naruse was behind the wheel, and that both the driver and passenger in the LFA were killed. The driver of the other car, along with a passenger, are both in critical condition.

Here’s video from the crash site:

Update: The New York Times has confirmed that the LFA driver was indeed Hiromu Naruse. My deepest condolences to the Naruse family and everyone at Toyota. A tragic and devastating loss.

Update 2: After reading a number of conflicting reports, I’ve verified that there was no passenger in the LFA.

[Source: Rhein-Zeitung]