A serious accident on back roads near the ‘Ring has claimed the life of Toyota ‘s famous chief test engineer and driver, Hiromu Naruse. He was behind the wheel of a Lexus LFA prototype when it was involved in a crash with a BMW 3 Series.

The BMW involved was a production 3 Series sedan with two people working for BMW on board. The Police investigation is ongoing so BMW will not comment on circumstances of the crash.

The driver in the 3 Series received minor injuries and has been released from the hospital. The passenger is still in the hospital with non life-threatening injuries and is expected to make a full recovery.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the familes, friends and colleagues of those involved