Two people killed when Tesla crashes into a parked tractor trailer in Florida


According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver and passengers died when the Tesla they were traveling to collided with a parked tractor trailer in Alachua County.


According to investigators, a 66-year-old California woman headed south on Interstate 75, headed for the rest area at around 2 pm, and was parked in the parking lot of the southbound rest area. It is said that it collided with a truck.

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It’s unclear why Tesla moved towards the tractor trailer and hit it.

Both people died at the crash site.

The 58-year-old man on the trailer truck was unharmed.

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National Highway Traffic Safety Bureau Started inquiries In August, there was a series of crashes dating back to 2018. During this time, Tesla uses an autopilot or traffic-conscious cruise control system to put the first responder in a scene with flashing lights, flares, illuminated arrow boards, or danger-warning cones. It collided.

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NHTSA said it is investigating collisions containing similar patterns that do not include emergency vehicles or trucks with warning signs.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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