2 Killed in Tesla Crash in Texas Where ‘No One Was Driving’

By Paul Riegler on 18 April 2021
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Two men were killed in a crash in Texas after the Tesla they were riding in, with neither behind the wheel, crashed into a tree and burst into flames, local officials said.

The crash took place Saturday night in Spring, Texas.  One person was found in the front passenger seat, and another in the rear passenger seat of the vehicle.

Based on a preliminary investigation, the county constable’s office told local reporters that “no one was driving” when the accident took place.  Fire department officials said that fire fighters used 32,000 gallons of water and spent hours attempting to suppress the fire in the electric vehicle.

The two men who were killed told relatives just before the taking the car, a 2019 Tesla Model S, and were discussing the so-called autopilot feature as they left.

The Harris County Fire Marshal’s office is investigating the crash, a police spokeswoman said. 

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