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News update: More info released on fatal Tesla crash on Hammock Dunes Place

Posted on Thursday, October 21st, 2021 at 9:26 pm    

SPRING, TX – Authorities have released additional information concerning the fatal Tesla crash that took the lives of two men on Hammock Dunes Place, NBC reports.

The crash happened on April 17th when the driver of a 2019 Model S Tesla took a turn too fast, left the road, and struck a curb, drainage culvert, raised manhole, and a roadside tree.

It is unclear if the 59-year-old driver and his 69-year-old passenger died at impact or in the fire that was caused by the lithium-ion battery. It took firefighters over 30,000 gallons of water to put out the blaze.

Initial reports from authorities said no one was behind the wheel when the crash took place. Now, the National Transportation Safety Board says the driver was behind the wheel of the car when the accident occurred.

The incident is under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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