Published: Dec 23, 2010 8:03 PM EST
Updated: Dec 23, 2010 5:03 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A lawyer says Toyota Motor Corp. agreed to pay $10 million to the family of four people killed in a runaway Lexus crash last year that led to recalls of millions of the automaker's vehicles.

Attorney Larry Willis, who represents the dealership that lent the Lexus, released the amount Thursday to the Los Angeles Times.

The dealership was privy to the confidential September settlement but has not yet reached a deal with those who sued it.

A Los Angeles judge on Monday denied a motion by Toyota and the plaintiffs to keep the settlement sealed. Toyota had 48 hours to file a stay with a California appeals court. An e-mail message left for a Toyota spokesman by The Associated Press was not immediately returned.

The August 2009 crash near San Diego killed off-duty California Highway Patrol Officer Mark Saylor, his wife, their daughter and Saylor's brother-in-law.