UPDATE 2-U.S. safety agency probes ‘violent’ Tesla crash in Detroit

(Updates with Detroit police statement)

By David Shepardson

WASHINGTON, March 15 (Reuters) – The U.S. auto safety agency said on Monday it is investigating a crash in Detroit on Thursday involving a Tesla that became wedged underneath a tractor-trailer and left a passenger in critical condition.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Monday it is “aware of the violent crash that occurred on March 11 in Detroit involving a Tesla and a tractor trailer. We have launched a Special Crash Investigation (SCI) team to investigate the crash.”

The crash occured at 3:20 a.m. Thursday when a white

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