Minn. man freed in Toyota crash sues automaker

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A Minnesota man freed after more than two-and-a-half years in prison for a fatal crash in a Toyota Camry is now suing Toyota Motor Corp.

Attorneys filed the complaint Monday in federal court of behalf of Koua Fong Lee of St. Paul and members of his family.

Lee was sentenced to eight years in prison for the June 2006 crash that killed three people in St. Paul. His case was reopened after problems surfaced with sudden acceleration in Toyotas. A judge granted him a new trial in August, and prosecutors dropped the case.

The lawsuit seeks damages in excess of $75,000.

It says Lee has required psychological counseling for post-traumatic stress disorder.

Spokespeople and attorneys for Toyota didn't immediately return calls seeking comment.