Article 4A7XD Feds investigate why a Tesla crashed into a truck Friday, killing driver

Feds investigate why a Tesla crashed into a truck Friday, killing driver

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Timothy B. Lee
from Ars Technica on (#4A7XD)
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The National Transportation Safety Board is dispatching a team of investigators to Delray Beach, Fla., to investigate a Friday morning crash that killed the driver of a Tesla Model 3. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is also investigating the crash.

According to the preliminary report of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's office obtained by Eletrek, a semi truck was making a left turn onto SR 7 when the Model 3 crashed into it from the side. The Model 3 passed under the trailer, shearing off the top of the vehicle. The driver—who was identified by NBC News as 50-year-old Jeremy Beren Banner—died at the scene of the crash.

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The sheriff's report indicates that the truck driver stopped at a stop sign before initiating his left-hand turn. The Tesla vehicle traveled for an additional 0.3 miles (around 500 meters) before coming to a stop.

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