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Inspection begins on Toyota from fatal crash

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- An inspection is under way on a Toyota Camry that was involved in a fatal crash that sent a Minnesota man to prison.

The two-day inspection began Tuesday morning as part of efforts by attorneys for Koua Fong Lee to win him a new trial. They say the St. Paul man did everything he could to stop the car before it crashed into another car in 2006, killing three people. Lee was convicted of criminal vehicular homicide and sentenced to eight years in prison.

The inspection at the St. Paul police impound lot is being conducted by an expert hired by Lee's attorneys and a mechanical engineer hired by the Ramsey County attorney's office.

His lawyers say Lee's 1996 Camry was subject to a recall based on a cruise control problem that caused some cars to unintentionally accelerate.

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