PO­LICE RE­PORT AUS­TRALIAN LIKELY KILLED BY AIR BAG

The Denver Post - - BUSINESS -

DETROIT» A man who died this month in a traf­fic crash near Syd­ney likely is the 18th per­son killed by a faulty Takata air bag in­fla­tor, Aus­tralian au­thor­i­ties said Fri­day.

The 58-year-old man was struck in the neck by a small frag­ment and died at the scene of the July 13 crash in the Syd­ney sub­urb of Cabra­matta, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment from New South Wales po­lice. He was driv­ing a 2007 Honda CR-V when it col­lided with a Toy­ota Cel­ica at an in­ter­sec­tion.

A po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion found that his death “is likely due to a fault in the air bag.” If that con­clu­sion is con­firmed, the man’s death would be the first out­side of the U.S. or Malaysia at­trib­uted to Takata.

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