LOS ANGELES -- Toyota Motor Corp. has agreed to pay $10 million to the family of four people killed in a runaway Lexus near San Diego last year that led to recalls of millions of the automaker's vehicles.
Attorney Larry Willis, who represents the dealership that loaned the Lexus, released the amount Thursday to the Los Angeles Times.
The dealership was privy to the confidential September settlement agreement, but has not yet reached a deal with those who sued it.
A Los Angeles judge on Monday denied a motion by Toyota and the plaintiffs to keep the settlement sealed. Toyota had 48 hours to file a stay with a California court of appeal. An e-mail message left for a Toyota spokesman by The Associated Press was not immediately returned.
The August 2009 crash killed off-duty California Highway Patrol Officer Mark Saylor, his wife, their daughter and Saylor's brother-in-law.