Toyota exec overseeing Prius dies in plane crash

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TOKYO, Nov 27 (Reuters) - An executive of a Toyota Motor Corp. subsidiary who steered the automaker's hybrid vehicle programme has died in a plane crash, a Toyota official said on Monday. David Hermance, executive engineer for environment engineering at the Toyota Technical Center USA in California, was a key figure behind the success of Toyota's popular Prius hybrid cars. "It is true that he died in a plane crash," said Tomomi Imai, manager of public affairs at Toyota in Japan. Imai had ...

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