56° F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy

Vehicle of couple killed in car fire was under recall

Published On: Apr 08 2013 04:37:58 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 08 2013 04:47:33 PM CDT

The vehicle an Edgerton couple was driving on New Year’s Day when they were killed in a car fire was under recall.

Amy Damon and Brandon Slattery were found dead in the 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix early that morning.

The Dane County Medical Examiner ruled their deaths were accidental.

A Wisconsin Department of Justice report released to News 3 showed the car they were in was under a recall notice because of the potential for engine fires.

General Motors had identified situations in the summer of 2009 with the Grand Prix where drivers who braked hard could end up with leaked oil in the engine, leading to the car catching on fire.

The Justice Department officially listed the cause of the fire as undetermined.

  • CSX crash 3

    DC Fire and EMS

    Train derails in DC

    A train derailed in Washington, D.C., near a metro station Sunday.

  • PHOTOS: 27 tons of documents destroyed during BBB Shredfest 2016

    The free BBB Shredfest event Saturday offered anyone with documents containing personal information to shred up to three bags. Destroying documents is one way to protect one's identity and thwart fraudsters.

    More than 1,600 cars stopped by two Madison locations from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, and 27 tons of documents were shredded, a Better Business Bureau representative said. The sites were at SVA Certified Public Accountants, 1221 John Q Hammons Dr. and Warner Park, 2930 N. Sherman Ave.

  • Elise Romas

    PHOTOS: Thousands take part in 34th annual CrazyLegs 2016

    The 34th annual CrazyLegs Classic 8K Run and 2-mile Walk Saturday raised money for UW Athletics. As of Friday night, 13,000 people had signed up to participate, and organizers expected more to register Saturday morning before the race begins in waves at 11 a.m.

    WINNERS: Pat Jenkins, 24, of Cambridge, is the top finisher in the men's category. UW law student Jessa Hackman, 24, of Madison, is the top female finisher.