Independent Fact Checking Results
First, a letter to the editor from Peter A. Cook of South Orange , N.J.
“Virtually every U.S. auto built in the past 50 years is installed with an engine kill switch, although most drivers refer to it as the ignition switch. Turning the ignition switch back one "click" toward the driver will shut off the engine's ignition system, thereby killing the engine while allowing the steering wheel to continue to operate. If Mr. Brown had shut off the ignition switch when the worn or stuck accelerator cable caused his van's engine to stay at maximum acceleration, it is likely that he would have coasted to a stop.”
Second, they had an article on page B3B of my print copy (not online for some reason) which was titled 'Military Ties Speeded Tsunami Relief' which noted “The U.S. role is also short-term. It is in discussions about winding down U.S. military relief operations in Thailand and Sri Lanka in a couple of weeks…”