Two men are dead after a Tesla traveling in Spring crashed into a tree and no one was driving the vehicle, officials say. The crash happened at 11:25 p.m. in the Carlton Woods subdivision near The Woodlands. The car burst into flames after hitting a tree near 18 Hammock Dunes Place.
Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman told KPRC 2 that the investigation showed “no one was driving” the fully-electric 2019 Tesla when the accident happened. There was a person in the passenger seat of the front of the car and in the rear passenger seat of the car.
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Two men dead after Tesla crash in Spring, Texas. Officials told local reporters “There was a person in the passenger seat of the front of the car and in the rear passenger seat of the car.” Tesla’s cars are not autonomous, aka driverless or self driving. https://t.co/0kStLkoFgO
— Lora Kolodny (@lorakolodny) April 18, 2021
The Tesla’s high-energy batteries on board continued to reignite as firefighters tried to get to the two people inside. https://t.co/Mx5rArNcIC
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