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Tesla crash that killed 2 teenagers is under NTSB investigation

Tesla crash that killed 2 teenagers is under NTSB investigation

They were pronounced dead at the scene.

After a fatal crash in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board has launched its fourth active investigation into Tesla.

There are a couple high profile crashes between Tesla vehicles, for example a few.

"NTSB has a long history of investigating emerging transportation technologies, such as lithium ion battery fires in commercial aviation", NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt said.

Three 18-year-old teenagers were traveling in the Model S on Seabreeze Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a concrete wall. An investigative source told ABC News that the battery of the vehicle caught fire again a week later after the auto was towed to an impound lot. The vehicle reportedly ejected Berry, but he was injured.

The mangled Tesla Riley was driving could be seen under a Fort Lauderdale Police Department tent at a salvage yard.

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The lone survivor of the crash, Alexander Berry, who was ejected from the vehicle, is still recovering from his injuries. The crash occurred at around 6:45 p.m.

The NTSB stated that it anticipates that the main focus on its own search to function as the electric-vehicle battery fire.

"Our thoughts are with the families and friends affected by this tragedy", Tesla said in a statement. "The family who owned the auto has been a close friend of Tesla for many years", a Tesla representative said in an email to UPI Thursday. "We are working to establish the facts of the incident and offer our full cooperation to local authorities".

"We have not yet been able to retrieve the logs from the vehicle, but everything we have seen thus far indicates a very high-speed collision and that Autopilot was not engaged", a Tesla spokesman said in a statement. Serious high-speed collisions can result in a fire, regardless of the type of auto.

It's the second time in the last two months that the agency has investigated this type of blaze. NBC Miami reported a vigil was held for the killed teens on Wednesday night.

It follows: National Transportation Safety Board, which said Wednesday it has been delivering a crew to inquire into the crash on condition Route A1A, that murdered two teenagers and injured a third party. In March, a man from Mountain View, Calif., died in his Model X while the auto was on Autopilot.


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