Takata is facing more bad news after it reported that one of its trucks carrying air bag propellant canisters exploded last week in Texas killing one person and injuring four others.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the 20-year-old driver of the tractor-trailer lost control around a curve near Quemado, Texas and crashed near the home of 67-year-old Lucila Robles on Aug. 22.
The driver and a passenger in the truck, which was bound for a Takata warehouse in Eagle Pass, Texas, both managed to escape from the vehicle before it exploded, reuters.com reports.
Ten homes nearby were damaged by the explosion. Robles was inside her home at the time of the blast. Four other people were injured.
Truck parts and canister shrapnel were found up two miles away from the crash site, according to foxnews.com.
Authorities used metal detectors to search the area surrounding the blast site for air bag canisters.
Takata air bag inflators containing ammonium nitrate have been blamed for the deaths of at least 14 people and over 100 injuries.
Over 100 million vehicles around the globe have been targeted for recall because the inflators can become unstable in the presence of moisture and explode upon impact.
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